10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 896-7996

It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” Unknown

One of the most profound ways we encounter Jesus Christ is in the Sacraments. Second grade is an important year because the students receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. This is the last critical year for instruction in reading fluency and the foundations of Language Arts such as phonics and phonemic awareness. As an educator I use various resources, including technology, to meet the needs of each student and develop critical thinking skills. The students also attend enrichment classes such as STEM, Music, and P.E.

What we do in 2nd grade:

• Students receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion
• daily prayers
• Bible stories/parables
• God’s creation
• Liturgical Seasons
• lives of saints
• participate in the Rice Bowl project

• place value
• adding and subtracting with regrouping
• analyzing data with graphs and charts
• time
• measurement
• fractions
• money
• Time tables 1-5
• problem solving

Language Arts
• Phonics skills
• sight word recognition
• grammar: parts of speech, listening and speaking skills
• spelling
• vocabulary
• mastery of fluency skills
• reading comprehension
• text features: various genres
• writing across the curriculum and use of technology

• Physical Science
• Life Science
• Earth Science
• Animal life cycles
• rocks and minerals
• forces
• natural resources
• magnets and simple machines
• parts and functions of a plant

Social Studies
• Urban, Suburbs, and Rural areas
• Government
• life long ago
• American Symbols
• important people who helped shape history