SECOND GRADE

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Lisa Maguire

2nd Grade Teacher

Contact me at:
E-Mail: lmaguire@gloriadei.net
Phone:
 (757) 851 - 6292 ext. 216,  please leave a message on voice mail
App:  "Remind"  Parent/Teacher communication app

Michelle Pontejos

Teacher's Aide

Second Grade Library
Second grade library day is Tuesday. Second graders are learning to select a book at their reading level for monthly book reports. They are also exploring the nonfiction shelves and learning to find books on a subject that interests them. They are allowed to check out two books and to keep the book report book until the assignment is due.

Second Grade Computers
Second graders spend 40 minutes in computers once a week. In second grade, students get an introduction to our typing program "Type to Learn Jr." They also supplement the reading and math curriculum from their classroom with games found on "ABCya.com". Key Skills is used in Second Grade as well to enhance the students skills in Language and Math. Second graders have been introduced to Microsoft Word and have been working on proper sentence structure and creativity.

Second Grade Music
Second Grade music classes meet once a week for 40 minutes. We spend time in class learning new songs for our weekly chapel. Discovering the magic of music is so exciting for this age. Through drums, rhythm sticks, and many more instruments, we learn to keep the beats of different songs. Starting in November, these classes will begin working hard on their wonderful and exciting Christmas programs. It is such a joy working with the children and opening their minds to the wonder of music.

Second Grade Art
Students from the 2nd through 4th grades are expected to remember daily art room protocol for warm up, set-up, lesson introduction, studio work, cleanup and critique. They are responsible for proper care of art supplies and tools. Developmentally appropriate drawing skills and studio methods are presented for continued artistic growth and confidence in self-expression. There are more opportunities for sculptural projects with a variety of art media. Students are introduced to global art from other cultures and periods of history, as well as influential artists relevant to what they are studying in Social Science.

Students are introduced to the elements and principles of art as tools for better composition planning not as stand-alone lessons without context. Color theory is also taught as a means for building skills for color manipulation and communication of ideas and feelings.

Second Grade Science
All students in Grades 1-5 meet for Science Lab with Mrs. Vogt every other week throughout the school year. The students will go to the Science Lab, which is located in Building C (Middle School Building ~ Willow Oaks Campus).

Second Grade Physical Education
The second grade physical education curriculum focuses on improving student motor skills through a variety of games and activities including the use of scooters, parachutes, jump ropes, and other equipment. Additionally, students participate in our running program each class and are given the opportunity to work on cardiovascular endurance through running laps on campus.