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Grade 2 English

Grade two is a very special year of spiritual growth and understanding as the students prepare to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion. It is a true blessing for us to guide and prepare them along the way.

Religion:

The Profession of Faith:

  • Collect visual evidence of the abundance of God’s creation
  • Relate how the stories of Zaccheus and /or the Prodigal Son are examples of how God shows His love and mercy for us through His Son, Jesus
  • Define, with examples, sin as a deliberate choice to do wrong
  • Describe God’s forgiveness and our personal response to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Identify God as Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

 Celebration of the Christian Mystery:

  • Illustrate the connection between the story of the Last Supper as the institution of the Eucharist
  • Identify the “real” presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Retell the story of Good Friday as the day Jesus suffered and died for us
  • Retell that story of Easter Sunday as the day Jesus rose from the dead
  • Relate the division of the liturgical year (Advent, Lent, Easter, Ordinary time, etc.) to the life of Jesus
  • Identify the basic parts of the Mass i.e. Introductory, Penitential, Liturgy of the Word, Offertory, Liturgy of the Eucharist and Dismissal
  • Identify the steps to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Life in Christ:

  • Identify people in scripture and in present day situations who live their call to a Christian life
  • Identify a talent given by God that can be shared
  • Describe the importance of the examination of conscience in the sacrament of the Reconciliation
  • Identify what “moral decision making” means

Christian Prayer:

  • Express how adoration of the Blessed Sacrament builds our personal relationship with Jesus
  • Explore how, as a member of the body of Christ, we pray in community
  • Respond through prayer to personal and community needs
  • Define the purpose of the Act of Contrition
  • Identify how the Our father (“give us…our daily bread”) connects to Holy Communion

Language Arts:

Oral Language:

  • Staying on topic and sustaining concentration
  • Making and sharing connections
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Recognizing language patterns

Reading and Viewing:

  • Reading with comprehension and fluency
  • Predicting and summarizing to construct and confirm meaning
  • Making connections between texts
  • Acquiring and using vocabulary relating to texts

Writing and Representing:

  • Writing, following models presented
  • Expressing personal responses to text material
  • Beginning to use criteria to improve writing
  • Using basic punctuation and constructing simple and compound sentences

Social Studies:

  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities
  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens

Science:

  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment
  • Materials can be changed through physical and chemical processes
  • Forces influences the motion of an object
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment

Math:

  • Numbers to 100 represent quantities that can be decomposed into 10s and 1s
  • Development of computational fluency in addition and subtraction with numbers to 100 requires an understanding of place value
  • The regular change in increasing patterns can be identifies and used to make generalizations
  • Objects and shapes have attributes that can be described, measured, and compared
  • Concrete items can be represented, compared, and interpreted pictorially in graphs

Music:

  • Singing (mass prep, fun songs with actions, dance game)
  • Rhythms (rhythm flashcards, rhythm bingo)
  • Dance (folkdance)