Reading & Language Arts

The curriculum materials used in grades K - 2 is the Superkids program. It is a comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum that employs evidence-based literacy practices. This research based, proven-effective program follows a unique systematic and explicit instructional path through engaging, increasingly complex text.






Second graders will be able to; ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. Describe the overall structure of a story, beginning, middle and end. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.


Students will focus on a topic and strengthen writing by revising and editing. A variety of digital tools will be used to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with their peers.


Students will know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words, read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension and use context to confirm or selfcorrect word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.


Student instruction consists of whole-group, working in pairs or small groups with hands-on materials, and modeling.

Manipulatives are used to practice visualizing the concepts. These include base-ten blocks to help understand the idea of place value, carrying, borrowing, unifix cubes for counting and building numbers, play money, individual clocks, and more. Students will master two-digit addition and subtraction and reading, interpreting and solving multi-step word problems.

Social Studies

The year focuses on communities, individual development and cultural identity, civic ideals and practices; Geography, Humans, and the Environment; Time, Continuity, and Change; and Economic Systems. Students study their local community and learn about characteristics that define urban, suburban, and rural communities. Democratic principles and participation in government are introduced. Interaction with the environment and changes to the environment and their effects are examined. The concept of change over time and examining cause and effect are introduced. Students will examine the availability of natural resources and their interdependence within and across communities.


Science & STREAM


Students will study the Structure and Properties of Matter; material properties, testing, reversible and irreversible changes. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; plant and animals, habitats and biodiversity, seeds and pollination. Processes that shape the Earth; erosion, land and water.





Faith Formation includes:

  • Daily prayer
  • Learning about God, Jesus and the Church
  • Exploring the meaning of the Mass
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Greatest Commandment Forgiveness
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Weekly Specials

  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Library