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Second Grade at St. Mary's

The second-grade curriculum builds upon their completion of first grade at St. Mary’s and integrates language arts, math, social studies and science into units of fun and exciting learning.

second grade enrichment classes

  • Library
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Technology

second grade special events

  • Field trip to Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
  • Field trip to the Harn Homestead
  • Service Learning
  • Making pumpkin pancakes
  • Monthly AR celebrations

second grade curriculum

The language arts curriculum consists of productive thinking, communication, forecasting, decision-making, and planning and includes: 

Handwriting, Spelling, Phonics, Literature Reading, Vocabulary, Short Novel Studies, Speaking, Grammar, and Composition.

Students study EnVision Math building a foundation of mathematical knowledge that in time enables students to move from the basics to higher-order thinking and critical problem-solving. 

Students participate in a hands-on approach to learning the fundamental processes of science. Through direct classroom and outdoor experiences, students will be exposed to observing, measuring, recording, classifying, interpreting, analyzing, inferring, predicting, and investigating. Focus will be given to cycles of the Earth and nature, simple machines, insects, plants, and the systems of the human body.

Students explore their role as individuals in their community, the country, and the world. They will learn how to use map skills using the Map Essentials skills book by National Geographic. The students will read and participate in discussions about ancient world cultures and American history with Core Knowledge history books.