2nd grade is an exciting year filled with spiritual, academic, and social learning. The Responsive Classroom approach is utilized to build academic and social-emotional skills that support a positive learning environment and student success.

• Morning Meeting & Closing Circle: community-building activities that provide opportunities to practice social skills, reflect on learning, & celebrate successes
• Collaborative Rule Creation & Logical Consequences
• Emphasis on cooperation, responsibility, self-control, empathy, and assertiveness
Our academic curriculum offers a variety of learning experiences:

Literacy
• Differentiated small-group instruction during Guided Reading
• Literacy centers
• Technology-based centers and projects
• Phonics & Spelling
• Writing Workshop & Handwriting

Math
• Dynamic grouping
• Whole group & small group instruction
• Introduction of new math concepts & daily fact practice
• Computer adaptive math programs

Religion
• Daily lessons & activities
• Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation & First Eucharist
• Weekly Mass & Adoration
• Participation in Works of Mercy service projects

Science & Social Studies
• Introduction to basic concepts
• Hands-on experiments, projects, field trips, & enrichment

Specials
• Spanish
• Art
• Physical Education
• Technology
• Library

For more information, email Anne Kennedy at AKennedy@STA2.org. Visit our website for specific class scope and sequence information in all subjects.