2nd Grade

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(2A) Miss Heather Castelli graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University. She holds a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in School Guidance and Counseling.   She has been an educator since 2017.

(2B) Miss Andrea Assenza graduated from the University of Florida, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Her major was elementary education. Miss Assenza is a St. Joan of Arc Alumni and has been teaching since 2015.

FAITH FORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

First Reconciliation
First Communion
Religious Knowledge

MAJOR FOCUSES OF SECOND GRADE

Reading Fluency
Reading Comprehension – Skills: Main Idea, Compare and Contrast, Author’s Purpose, Story Structure, Cause and Effect, Sequence of Events, Summarizing – Genre: Fiction and Non Fiction/Informational Text
Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Building
Six Writing Traits – Composition and the Writing Process – Journal Writing
Accelerated Reading (AR)
Math: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction with or without regrouping, Problem Solving – Skills: Introduction to Geometry, Fractions, Time and Money
Science/Studies: Research Projects, Simple Experiments, Scholastic Weekly Readers. Topics include: Animals,  Space, Natural Resources, Earth Day, Communities, Map Reading

MAJOR PROJECTS OF SECOND GRADE

  Service Project
  Around the World Day
  First Communion
  Creative Writing
  STREAM

SUBJECTS, TEXTBOOKS & CURRICULUM

Language Arts – Reading: Journeys-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Spelling: Houghton Mifflin, Phonics: Sadlier, English/Grammar: Macmillan and McGrawHill, Handwriting: Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley
Math – Sadlier
Religion – We Believe Series – Sadlier
Science – Scott Foresman
Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Spanish (twice a week)
PE (twice a week), Computer, Music
Art (once a week taught by Art teacher)
Clubs/Extra Curricular Activities – Beginning Band- Violins ,Ballet, Drama, Choir, Irish Step Dancing, Brownies and Boy Scouts, Spanish Club

TECHNOLOGY

Smart Board, Class Set of iPads
Keyboarding – Type to Learn
Research using the web – World Book/Britannica Online/Brain Pop Jr.
Art Projects using Paint/Publisher

FIELD TRIP

Butterfly World and High Touch High Tech

SUMMER PREPARATION

•     READ
•  Math Fact Fluency
•  Mathletics.com and IXL.com
•   Summer Reading Books (See list on school website)