Second Grade
In second grade Science, students will be able to plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different types of materials based upon their observable properties.  They will learn to recognize different types of landforms and bodies of water.  Each student will represent how the Earth's landforms and bodies of water have changed and how they continue to change through natural phenomenon, such as weathering, erosion, volcanoes, and earthquakes.  They will learn to identify the needs of plants and how their adaptations help them fulfill those needs.  Students will also compare and contrast a variety of animal habitats and how the plants and animals in those habitats change over time.  

Social Studies
In second grade Social Studies, each student will describe his/her family and culture.  Students will describe ways in which they can honor and respect other people and America.  They will explain how goods and services are provided and used.  Students will construct a map of a location using map symbols and a compass rose.  They will locate the seven continents and four oceans on a world map.  Each student will identify the leaders of local, state, and national government and their responsibilities.  They will discuss people and events which have impacted the lives of the people of the United States.  The students will classify historical people and events including those of the Catholic Faith by time order.  

In second grade Reading, students will demonstrate and understanding of the five components of reading to build foundational reading skills.  Those components are print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and fluency and comprehension.  Students will read and comprehend a variety of literature and nonfiction sources within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 2-3.  By the end of second grade, students will interact with these texts proficiently and independently.  Students will use words, phrases, and strategies acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to literature and nonfiction texts to build and apply vocabulary.  

Language Arts
In second grade Language Arts, students will write a logically connected paragraph or paragraphs that introduce an opinion, with a concluding statement or section and multiple reasons to explain why a certain course of action should be followed.  They will also write a paragraph or paragraphs that introduce a topic, provide facts and details about the topic, and provide a concluding statement.  Students will develop topics for friendly letters, stories, poems, and other narrative purposes that include a beginning, use of temporal words to signal event order, provide details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, and provide and ending.  They will apply the writing process to generate a draft by developing, selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre; revise writing, using appropriate reference material, by adding details; edit writing for format and conventions; and provide feedback to other writers.  In grammar, students will focus on identification and proper use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs.  They will also demonstrate rules for capitalization and punctuation.  

In second grade Spelling, students will correctly spell words with short and long vowel sounds, r-controlled vowel, and consonant-blend patterns.  They will learn to generalize spelling patterns, such as word families, when writing words.  Finally, students will learn to spell common irregularly-spelled grade-appropriate high frequency words.  

In second grade Handwriting, students will learn to form letters correctly and space words and sentences properly so that writing can be read easily by another person.   

In second grade Math, students will use a variety of strategies to calculate addition and subtraction facts up to twenty.  They will explain place value of the digits to the thousands with the use of addition and subtraction.  The students will use a variety of strategies to calculate and represent addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.  They will calculate the value of coins and bills to solve real world word problems.  Students will compare units of measure for length, width, capacity, and time.  They use graphs to represent data, and construct/deconstruct geometric shapes.  Students will represent partitions and equal parts of the whole with models and mathematical symbols.  They will also construct multiplication problems using arrays and repeated addition.

In second grade Religion, students will begin to explore what we believe about the Holy Trinity, the Church, and key figures in the life of Christ.  They will discuss God the Father, Jesus-the Son of God, the Holy Spirit, John the Baptist, and the Apostles.  Students will learn about Mass, the seven sacraments, and sacramentals.  They will relate the Great Commandment, the Ten Commandments, and the Proverbs to the choices we make each day.  They will learn prayers such as the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Act of Contrition.  Students will also explore the Liturgical Year of the Church.  SASJCS provides Reconciliation and First Holy Communion sacramental preparation to Catholic students.



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Catholic School
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St. Anne & St. Jude
Catholic School
Upper Campus

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Sumter, S.C. 29150

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FAX: (803) 938-9074