Welcome to Second Grade! This will be my 17th year at St. Perpetua School, and sixteen of those years I have been teaching in Second Grade. Before that I taught Second Grade for two years in Washington State. Adding on the three years my boys were in Second Grade and my own Second Grade year, I have gone through the Second Grade 22 times! Wow, that's a lot of years! Do you know what? I still learn something new every year. I hope you do, too.
This year you will be learning many interesting subjects. These include Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Handwriting and most importantly, Religion.
First Eucharist preparation will be our main focus this year as we learn about our Catholic faith, the Mass and the Sacraments. This will be an exciting and special journey for all of us.
We will be doing a lot of reading in class this year as well. We will start out learning how to choose just the right levels of books to read. After that we will read, read, and read some more. The more we read, the better we read and the better we read, the more we read, and so on and so on and so on! Along with reading, we will write. We will write in Reading, in Social Studies, in Science and in Religion. We will even write during Math.
Our focus in Math will start with learning those addition and subtraction math facts. Knowing these facts will make it much easier and quicker to complete our classroom math activities. In addition, our brains will be more ready to learn new math processes like regrouping in addition and subtraction. Time, money, fractions, geometry and an introduction to multiplication will make up the rest of our math studies for the year.
You should have fun in Social Studies and Science this year. You will participate in many projects and activities as we learn about interesting topics such as Families, Our Land, Government, Spiders, Worms and Dinosaurs and much, much more!
Oral Reports will remain an important part of Second Grade. Being able to speak comfortably in front of others in a relaxed manner will be a skill that will last a life time. I only wish I had had that practice when I was younger.
I am excited to be your teacher this year. I know it will be an unforgetable year for all of us.
Phone: 925-284-1640 x 102
Last Modified on August 15, 2012