2nd Grade Classroom

Mrs. Gleeson

Super Second Graders!


Welcome to the wonderful world of second grade!

Second grade is an exciting time for the children as they begin a year of important changes and the learning of new skills. The children will receive two Sacraments this year: They will make their first Reconciliation in February and First Holy Communion in May. Receiving these Sacraments are important occasions in our children’s lives as they allow them to develop a closer relationship with God and the Church. This relationship is nurtured through daily prayer, weekly Mass/Prayer service and classroom discussion. 

Second grade is also a time when children mature academically and socially. This is a pivotal year when the children make the transition from learning to read towards reading to learn. They are becoming independent readers and are learning to read with understanding, fluency, and expression. The AR program gives the children the freedom to choose their own books and test their comprehension skills through computerized quizzes. The children are also becoming more independent writers with daily assignments that ask them to respond to writing prompts and literature. Consistent practice of these skills is helping them to become more creative writers. They are also working on the writing process and have published many pieces of work. In math the children are working place value and building fluency with addition and subtraction. Throughout the year these basic skills are expanded and applied to more complex problems. This allows the children to become more confident in approaching difficult problems by breaking them down into a series of simple steps.  

It is exciting to observe these monumental transitions in the children’s education. I enjoy nurturing these developments in school, but it is also important for the students to continue practicing these skills at home. Together, we can help them continue to grow into inquisitive, creative, loving children of God.

Thank you for sending your treasures to me each day, I feel very blessed to be a part of their lives.