Holy Family Cathedral School

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2nd Grade

Second Grade is an exciting year in which children embark on the challenges and love of Reading and Math, and gain independence and self-confidence through personal achievements. Most important it’s a year of spiritual growth through the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion.

Our goal is for each child to be taught in a nurturing environment in which positive reinforcement fosters a love for learning in the classroom. The subject areas taught are:

Religion:
Our Religion series We Believe teaches the importance of Jesus in the children’s lives and focuses on the Sacraments and the Mass. The children learn about the loving compassion Jesus has for them as they prepare for Reconciliation and continue their spiritual journey as they prepare for the sacrament of First Holy Communion.  The children not only learn about their faith, but how to live their faith and share it with others. 
Family Life prepares the students to live safe and healthy, moral and loving lives as members of the Christian family.

Language Arts:
Open Court
: The program creates a literature – rich environment that instills a passion for lifelong reading and a love of literature and the written word.  
Write Away: This language series provides an effective writing program and learning activities which promote skilled writers.

Math:
Our Math program employs a consistent method of standard based instruction for developing mathematical proficiency using common core practices.
Simple Solutions:  Students are given the opportunity to practice skills learned in previous grades.

Science:
Students will explore the topics: Motion, Life Cycles, and Earth Materials through observation, exploration, discussion, and hands on experiments.

Social Studies:
"The World Around Us" Series invites students to step out into the world – to become informed, responsible citizens.

Service Projects:
The children participate in an ongoing service project called “Second Harvest Food Bank.”   They go “Gleaning” and pick crops to help feed the underprivileged in Orange County. Money that is earned by the children is collected monthly to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank, so that they can continue to help the hungry in Orange County throughout the school year.

Projects/ Events: 
Dinosaur report and diorama  
Saint report                                                                                     
 
Book report
May Crowning
Olympic Day                                                                                

Field Trips:
Gleaning
Traveling Scientist
Wetlands
Heart of Jesus Retreat Center