Second Grade is such an eventful and exciting year at BJKM Elementary!


  • Review Baptism
  • Explore the parts of the Mass
  • Become familiar with some popular saints
  • Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation
  • Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist
  • Celebrate a special Mass in May to honor all of our First Communicants


  • Identify place value through the hundreds place
  • Add 1-digit, 2-digit, and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping (borrowing)
  • Make and analyze tables and graphs
  • Recognize and count coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars)
  • Tell time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour and minute
  • Explore customary and metric measurement
  • Explore plane shapes and solid figures
  • Introduce basic fraction skills

Social Studies

  • Identify and describe different types of communities
  • Describe basic government function on the local, state, and federal levels
  • Discriminate between needs and wants
  • Identify the importance of managing money
  • Define and describe various landforms, bodies of water, climates, and resources
  • Use map and globe skills
  • Discuss a variety of cultures and holidays
  • Identify famous inventors and American heroes

Phonics and Spelling

  • Long and short vowel sounds
  • Blends
  • Digraphs
  • Vowel pairs
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Compound words
  • Multiple syllables
  • Antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms


  • Review correct formation of manuscript (printed letters)
  • Write uppercase and lowercase cursive letters in isolation as well as in words and phrases


  • Identify the different kinds of sentences
  • Correctly choose punctuation for the end of sentences
  • Identify proper and common nouns
  • Form possessive nouns
  • Discriminate between and form singular and plural nouns
  • Identify action verbs and linking verbs
  • Form contractions
  • Identify adverbs and adjectives
  • Correctly use quotation marks and commas
  • Identify prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • Combine and separate compound sentences

Earth Science

  • Investigate plants and animals.
  • Study their habitats. How do they get food? Where do they sleep?  How do they survive?
  • Look at different states of matter – solids, liquids, and gases and how they change
  • Study the weather and how it affects us.
  • Examine the sun and the moon
  • Why we have night and day and four seasons.
  • Travel to space and explore the planets and stars

In Reading, we read stories from a variety of genres, including…

  • Realistic fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Informational text
  • Expository
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Folk tales
  • Biography
  • Humorous fiction

In Reading, we also learn a variety of comprehension skills, including…

  • Main idea and details
  • Character, setting, plot, and theme
  • Compare and contrast
  • Cause and effect
  • Fact and opinion
  • Fantasy and reality
  • Author’s purpose
  • Sequential order
  • Drawing conclusions