Grade 2 at St. Patrick's
Classroom: Mrs. Helen Silk
Instructional Assistant: Mrs. Amy Wasel
Grade 2 Highlights:
First Reconciliation; First Communion; Small Reading Groups; two math groups; Eighth Grade Buddies (who come to read with us, do special projects, and help to guide us in church on Wednesdays); Fun-Day Fridays!
- Explain the meanings of selected parables and miracles
- Identify and model the essential elements in the Rite for receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
- Identify how the Ten Commandments guide us in how to love God and others
We have small reading groups of 1:6, in addition to the core lessons; games and journal writing are included.
- Read aloud in grade level texts, fluently and accurately, with appropriate changes in voice and expression
- Analyze text by using varied reading strategies: summarizing, questioning, sequencing, cause/effect, and author’s purpose
- Create, review, evaluate, and revise writing for meaning and clarity
Manipulatives such as blocks, coins, clocks, and games are used to enhance the math curriculum. A bank coin system is used to teach counting, saving, spending, and making choices at the classroom store.
- Represent, compare, and interpret data using tables, tally charts, and graphs
- Add and subtract two whole numbers less than 100 with and without regrouping
- Choose and explain how to use appropriate materials and strategies to solve problems
Faith and Service in Our Classroom:
We show our faith every day through our prayers, special intentions, and living by Jesus’ Greatest commandment: to show love and kindness towards one another.
Some of our service projects include: providing gifts for families at Christmas; contributing to making bagged lunches for the Men’s Emergency Shelter; and collecting clothes and toiletries for the children at Life Connection Mission in Haiti.
Expectations of Excellence
Students will strive to:
- Treat each other with kindness and respect in their words and through their actions
- Be made to feel as valued members of the class, by their peers and adults, thus allowing them to succeed in their academics