Grade 2

  • Class Overview

  • Grade 2

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Grade two and to provide you with some important information and an overview of our upcoming school year.

    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 me to guide and prepare them along the way.

    We will embrace our school theme “I Can Do All Things Through Christ” by reviewing a different virtue each month. I look forward to working closely with parents in their child’s continued faith development.

    Below is a snapshot of the grade two curriculum outcomes and expectations:

  • Curriculum Summary

  • Christian Education

    As stated, one of our main focuses is sacramental preparation. However, we do follow a prescribed curriculum and use the Christ Our Life series. We will learn about God’s creation, mercy, forgiveness and love through scripture study, reflection and personal responses. We will identify what the church celebrates, focusing on Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter and tie these to the celebration of the Sacraments. The students will learn the Act of Contrition prayer in preparation for their first confession. We will identify the parts of the mass, symbols and people seen there. We will learn about the life and teachings of Jesus and the important people in his life.

  • Language Arts

    There is a heavy focus on L.A in grade two, as in all primary grades. It encompasses reading, writing, phonics, spelling, grammar and oral language. We will build on the foundations and skills learned in Grade one through guided reading, independent, shared and home reading, word work, spelling, phonics and grammar skills, creative, personal and informational writing and development of oral language skills.

  • Math

    I really love to teach Math and I want the students to love it too. So I believe in a “hands on minds on” approach to skill development and learning. I like to teach through games and exploration. We will cover concepts in the areas of sorting, patterning, number sense (counting to 100), addition and subtraction of basic facts and two digit numbers with and without regrouping, measurement, place value, financial literacy and geometry.

  • Science

    I take the same approach to teaching the Science curriculum and try to include as many experiments as possible. To supplement, I like to invite a scientist into the classroom to engage students and reinforce our theme. We will learn about scientific tools, skills and processes, chemical and physical changes of matter, force and its influence on objects, the water cycle, sources and conservation,  and we will end the year with a live butterfly study as we watch them complete their life cycle.

  • Social Studies

    This subject really helps the students learn what it means to be a responsible student and citizen in their school and communities. We will work on problem solving and decision making as well as explore our school community and neighbourhoods. We will develop an appreciation for Aboriginal heritage and learn about the various cultures of Canadian society.  We will take a field trip to Vancouver’s Chinatown to experience this culture first hand. We will learn about mapping skills and explore our great country.

  • Fine Arts

    This subject area includes Art and Drama. We will use various materials, processes and images to look at and recreate line, shape, colour, value, texture and form. Many of our final products reflect a particular theme – it could be religious, a special event or artist study. Drama is integrated with subjects such as L.A., Social Studies and Career Education where students have an opportunity to role play, act out reader’s theatre and of course poetry recitation and bible readings in Speech Arts in the spring.

  • Class Schedule

    for the 2019-2020 school year
      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    8:30-8:45 Attendance / Agenda / Announcements
    8:45-9:20 Christian Ed. Christian Ed. Hymn Sing / Assembly Christian Ed. Christian Ed.
    9:20-9:55 L.A. (centres) Library L.A. (theme, writer’s workshop) French L.A. (spelling test and dictation)
    9:55-10:30 LA (guided read, journals) Career Ed.
    10:30-10:45 Recess
    10:50-11:25 Math Math Math Math P.E. (CT)
    11:25-12:00 Math
    12:00-12:15 Read and Feed
    12:15-12:45 Lunch Recess
    12:45-1:00 Silent Read Silent Read Silent Read Silent Read Silent Read
    1:00- 1:20 L.A. L.A. Science Social Studies Fine Arts
    1:20-1:55 STEAM
    Journals / Guided  Reading
    French
    1:55-2:25 P.E. P.E. IT / Ipads / Guided Read IT / Ipads (Buddies every 2nd Friday)
    2:25-2:30 Jobs/dismissal

    Monday

    • Attendance / Agenda / Announcements
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Christian Ed.
      8:45 – 9:20
    • L.A. (centres)
      9:20 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Math
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Silent Read
      12:45 – 1:00
    • L.A.
      1:00 – 1:20
    • STEAM / Journals / Guided Read
      1:30 – 2:25
    • Jobs / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Tuesday

    • Attendance / Agenda / Announcements
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Christian Ed.
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Library (guided read, journals)
      9:20 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Math
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Silent Read
      12:45 – 1:00
    • L.A.
      1:00 – 1:20
    • French
      1:20 – 1:55
    • P.E.
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Jobs / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Wednesday

    • Attendance / Agenda / Announcements
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Hymn / Sing / Assembly
      8:45 – 9:20
    • LA (Theme, writer’s workshop, guided read)
      9:20 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Math
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Silent Read
      12:45 – 1:00
    • Science
      1:00 – 1:55
    • P.E.
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Jobs / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Thursday

    • Attendance / Agenda / Announcements
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Christian Ed.
      8:45 – 9:20
    • French
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Career Ed.
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Math
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Silent Read
      12:45 – 1:00
    • Social Studies
      1:00 – 1:55
    • IT / Ipads / Guided Read
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Jobs / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Friday

    • Attendance / Agenda / Announcements
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Christian Ed.
      8:45 – 9:20
    • L.A. (spelling test and dictation)
      9:20 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • P.E. (CT)
      10:50 – 11:25
    • Math
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Silent Read
      12:45 – 1:00
    • Fine Arts
      1:00 – 1:55
    • IT / Ipads (Buddies every 2nd Friday)
      1:30 – 2:25
    • Jobs / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30
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  • Class Teacher

    • Mrs. Laura Hunger
      Grade 2 Teacher

      Mrs. Laura Hunger

      Grade 2 Teacher

      Mrs. Hunger received both her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of British Columbia. Mrs. Hunger has been teaching at St. James & St. Ann’s School since 1998, and during that time she has taught Grades 2, 3 and 4, as well as Grade 1 French. Mrs. Hunger has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.