Second Grade Curriculum

Students will:
  • Listen and retell stories of Jesus in own word
  • Understand the  liturgical calendar
  • Participate in frequent prayer experiences using a variety of formats
  • Relate Jesus’ teachings to real life experiences
  • Participate in service opportunities
  • Know signs of sacraments: Baptism/Eucharist and Reconciliation
  • Know and recite prayers as well as pray spontaneously
  • Treat others with respect/love
  • Actively participate in liturgy
  • Know major Church feasts
  • Understands role of Peter/ Pope and Church leaders (hierarchy)
  • Continue progress in learning and applying Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) terminology for grade level
  • Prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharis
Students will:
  • Relate how parents share their life with their children as special gifts from God
  • Tell how to help build good family relationships
  • Be able to tell how their parents and other family members love them
  • Explain the human body is a creation and a gift from God
  • Relate how friends can help friends grow
  • Recognize that we are equal before God
  • Identify how responsibility is part of being a disciple of Jesus

Students will:
  • Participate in Lesson 5:  Grooming
  • Participate in Lesson 6: Recognizing Risky Adult Behavior
  • Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
  • Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and Following Family Rules

Students will:
  • Read, write, and compare numbers 100-999 and understand hundreds place value
  • Regroup to the hundreds
  • Recall addition and subtraction facts and processes to 20
  • Learn division/multiplication facts 0, 1, 2, and 5
  • Understand linear (inch, foot, yard, centimeter, meter) and liquid (cup, pint, quart, gallon, liter) measures
  • Recognize and label fractions in halves, thirds, and fourths
  • Solve addition/subtraction problems using three digit numbers
  • Estimate and/ round to the nearest hundred
  • Solve multi-step word problems
  • Solve problems using bills and coins
  • Interpret data on a bar graph and other representations
  • Collect and record data and create graphs
  • Tell time to the nearest hour ½ hour, quarter hour
  • Understand elapsed time

READING - Students will:
  • Read and enjoy literature (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Recognize grade level vocabulary
  • Reading with fluency
  • Read for understanding (main ideas, sequences, details)
  • Recognize Literary elements (characters, setting, plot)
  • Read Independently
  • Gain information and follow multi-step directions

PHONICS - Students will:
  • Decode (blending, diphthongs)
  • Apply Word analysis
  • Learn Systematic Vocabulary

GRAMMAR - Students will:
  • Punctuate/ capitalize/ spell correctly
  • Recognize Parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives)
  • Distinguish Plurals/ possessives

WRITING - Students will:
  • Understand the writing process (rough draft, edit, final draft)
  • Conduct research – locate, gather, analyze (Book reports)
  • Write a friendly letter and label appropriately (i.e. Heading, body, greeting, etc.)
  • Write a paragraph that stays on topic
Students will:​
  • Use the scientific method (research, hypothesis, experimentation, findings, conclusion)
  • Use scientific tools (balance, magnets, measuring cups, etc.)
  • Talk and write clearly (present, explain, collaborate)
  • Learn to preserve the earth (reduce, reuse, recycle)
  • Understand the lifecycle of plants and animals
  • Identify and classify animals and animal groups
  • Understand characteristics of various plant and animal habitats
  • Understand the effects of weather
  • Learn about rocks and minerals
  • Understand how sound, light and force work
  • Understands the 5 senses

Students will:​
  • Differentiate between things that happened long ago and things that happened yesterday
  • Demonstrate map skills by describing the absolute and relative locations of people, places and environments
  • Explain governmental institutions and practices in the U.S. and other countries
  • Understand basic economic concepts and their individual roles in the economy and demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills
  • Understand the importance of individual action and character and explain how heroes from the past have made a difference in others’ lives

Students will:
  • Recognize and use input/output devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.)
  • Complete tutorial typing
  • Use the Internet responsibly

ART - Students will:​
  • Learn elements of Art (shape, texture, color)
  • Create original art using multimedia
  • Know art is created all over the world
  • Appreciate art of others

MUSIC - Students will:
  • Perform music skills appropriately
  • Role-play and reenact various stories, plays, and songs
  • Foster an appreciation for various types of music

Students will:
  • Participate in activities that promote physical fitness, body awareness, sportsmanship, and development of motor skills​
  • Learn about proper nutrition
  • Have an opportunity to participate and learn the fundamentals of organized sports


9135 Banyan St. Alta Loma Ca 91737


  To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
  --Pope Francis

​St. Peter & St. Paul 

Catholic School