Second Grade

Second Grade Philosophy of Education

My teaching philosophy reflects the idea that every person in the classroom is a teacher and all can learn from the other. Thus, I like group projects, shared reports and creative representations of material. I use manipulatives, visual aids and technology first when teaching a math concept and end the lesson with worksheets or written evidence of mastery. Daily we explore various language arts material during rotating reading groups.  My classroom encourages students to explore different subject related centers and invites them  to find answers to their own questions.

Second Grade Curriculum

Phonics: Pearson Modern Curriculum Press Phonics

Reading: Houghton Mifflin/ Harcourt

Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser Handwriting

  • Getting Started
  • Writing Numerals
  • Writing Letters and Words
  • Using What You Have Learned

Rotating Reading Groups

Students will be broken into reading groups with both independent and teacher directed activities. During rotations students will develop their reading comprehension, utilize technology to review phonics, review writing and grammar rules, and practice oral reading.

Math: California Harcourt School Publishers

  • Number and Operations
  • 2-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Data, graphs and Money
  • Geometry and Fractions
  • Greater Numbers and 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication, Division, Measurement, and Time

Religion: Be My Disciples

  • We Believe– The Bible, We Know and Love God, The Holy Trinity, God, Our Father, Jesus the Son of God, Jesus, the Savior, The Holy Spirit, The Church
  • We Worship– We Celebrate God’s Love, Our Church Welcomes Us, We Celebrate the Holy Spirit, We Celebrate Forgiveness, We Gather For Mass, We Listen to God’s Word, We Give Thanks, We Live as Disciples of Jesus
  • We Live– In God’s Image, We Live as Children of God, We Love God, We Love Others , We Make Choices, We Can Choose Right from Wrong, We Share in God’s Life, The Our Father


The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion will be celebrated during second grade.

  • Reconciliation – Roman Missal-We Belong to God, We Follow Jesus, We Listen to the Holy Spirit, We Are Sorry, We Are Forgiven, We Care Peacemakers, Celebrating Penance and Reconciliation , The Individual Rite of Reconciliation, The Communal Rite of Reconciliation , Examination of Conscience, The Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, The Precepts of the Church
  • Eucharist– Roman Missal-We Belong, We Gather, We Listen, We Give Thanks, We Remember, We Celebrate, We Live, Celebrating the Mass, Receiving the Eucharist, My Daily Prayers

Science: Houghton Mifflin Science- Discovery Works

  • Life Cycles
  • Energy and Motions
  • Earth’s Materials
  • What Makes Me Sick

Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin- History Social Science – Neighborhoods

  • People and Places
  • Places Near and Far
  • Ways of Living
  • People at Work
  • America’s Past
  • America’s Government