Second Grade

Growing In Grace Through The Sacraments

At Holy Spirit, we look forward to a partnership with our parents to ensure that the children can and will achieve their highest potential. Second grade is a Sacramental year as the children learn about, and begin to understand, the true meaning of forgiveness and repentance through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Preparations for First Holy Communion bring them ever closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

In Second Grade, each student will participate in:


  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Sacrament of First Eucharist

  • Prayers; Sign of the Cross, Angel of God, Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, Grace, Act of Contrition

  • Sin versus Mistake

  • Differences between Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Bible stories: Zaccheus, Forgiving Seventy times Seven, The Lost Sheep, The Lost Drachma, The Prodigal Son, The Good Shepherd, The Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, The Last Supper

  • Saints: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Therese the Little Flower, St. Nicholas, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Clare of Assisi, Three Children of Fatima


  • Key ideas and detail: Predicting, Questioning, Summarizing and Sequencing

  • Phonics and word recognition

  • Fluency


  • Write upper and lowercase letters legibly using Handwriting Without Tears

  • Introduction to cursive using Handwriting Without Tears

  • Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding

  • Writing sentences and paragraphs

  • Compose narrative, opinion, informative/expository writing pieces

  • Listening to others with care


  • Number Concepts

  • Numbers to 1,000

  • Basic Facts and Relationships

  • Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction with and without regrouping

  • Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction with and without regrouping

  • Money

  • Time

  • Measurement

  • Graphing

  • Geometry


  • History: Then and Now

  • Civics and Government: Citizenship

  • Economics: Needs and Wants, Goods and Services

  • Geography: Maps


  • Human Body

  • Life Cycles

  • Earth, Moon and Sun Relationships

  • Scientific Method

  • Properties of Matter