2nd Grade

Items in bold exceed 2nd Grade State Common Core Standards

Mathematics (3rd Grade)

  • Identify place value to the millions
  • Master all addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts
  • Add and subtract multi-digit numbers
  • Multiply a multi-digit number by a single digit number by using mental math; divide by single digit divisors
  • Identify and solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems
  • Picture, name, and order fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with common denominators
  • Measure to nearest quarter inch, foot, yard, centimeter, and millimeter
  • Tell time to the minute and solve elapsed time problems


  • Study the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and First Communion
  • Memorize the Ten Commandments and Apostles’ Creed
  • Learn about Mary, the Apostles, and The Holy Spirit
  • Study the parts of the Mass, and the importance of each part
  • Examine parables and the miracles of Jesus, and their meaning
  • Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion

Character Education

  • Experience the example of good character in adults
  • Practice range of virtues called forth by academic behavioral expectations
  • Experience the beauty of virtues through literature

Language Arts

  • Identify nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and conjunctions, and prepositions
  • Be able to label the different types of sentences
  • Understand proper use of capital letters and punctuation


  • Identify all vowels, consonants, diphthongs, and diagraphs
  • Understand the relationship between spoken and printed language
  • Know the different types of genres
  • Understand the author’s purpose and point of view, and be able to state main idea and supporting details
  • Be able to compare and contrast, classify and categorize, and sequence events
  • Learn all the high frequency words for level 2, and be able to identify antonyms, synonyms, homophones, contractions, and root words
  • Use multiple decoding strategies while reading unfamiliar words


  • Master the five processes of writing
  • Identify thoughts and feelings, and setting and plot
  • Learn to have clear topic sentences, and effective beginnings and endings
  • Be able to write several forms of personal, narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive writings, as well as poetry


  • Be able to spell words with short and long vowel patterns, as well as r-controlled vowel spellings
  • Learn to spell contractions, phonograms, and special spelling patterns such as -ough, -augh, -all, -al, -alk, -sion, -tion
  • Identify sound/letter relationships


  • Be able to properly write printed letters and numbers in correct form
  • Learn to write letters in cursive writing using the correct form


Scientific Inquiry

  • Know the seven steps of the Scientific Method and apply them to an experiment

Life Science

  • Understand basic needs of all living things and be able to distinguish between living and non-living things
  • Learn that living things change as they grow and mature
  • Describe how plants and animals are dependent upon each other for survival

Space & Technology

  • Identify and name the planets in our solar system
  • Understand what happens as a result of the earth’s rotation and orbit around the sun

Physical Science

  • Understand concepts of matter, light, and heat and how they apply to different objects

History and Geography

  • Locate Japan, China, and Greece on a map
  • Understand the early civilizations of these countries
  • Describe the War of 1812 and the Civil War
  • Identify important battles in these two wars
  • Understand the importance of the writing of the Constitution
  • Understand why Americans moved west
  • Describe the positive and negative effects of the westward movement
  • Understand why people immigrated to the U.S.
  • Describe the process by which someone becomes a citizen
  • Identify the United States, and all fifty states
  • Locate the seven continents, and the five oceans
  • Locate countries in South America and identify the importance of the Panama Canal


  • The neighborhood, clothing & food
  • Singular and plural verb forms
  • Feeling and emotions
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Things in my home
  • Taking a telephone message
  • Writing in Spanish
  • Hispanic holidays
  • Learn key aspects of the culture of Mexico and Central America

Visual Arts

  • Students will be using style and techniques of famous artists to practice line, shape, color, texture, and form
  • Their work will be both 2D and 3D

Choir/Music Appreciation

  • Develop vocal skills and techniques
  • Develop melodic and rhythmic skills
  • Describe music by reading, listening, and demonstrating comprehension of music
  • Perform a repertoire of Judeo-Christian and traditional songs

Music Appreciation

  • Listen, analyze and discuss great works of music literature
  • Identify and analyze the instruments of the orchestra by sight and sound
  • Understand music theory, music symbols and music vocabulary

Physical Education

  • Develop gross motor skills, fitness, flexibility, and good sportsmanship