Meet our Second Grade Teacher Mrs. Striedl! 




  • Second grade is a sacramental year-two sacraments: First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
  • Much of our year is spent in preparation for these two beautiful sacraments
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Understand what sin is-choosing to do something we know is wrong
  • Steps to a good confession
  • Prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Guardian Angel
  • Parts of the Mass: Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Understand what happens at the consecration
  • Understand what the Eucharist is
  • Define the Blessed Trinity
  • Saints-learn about different saints and their importance
  • Explain what we celebrate during Advent and Lent and the significance of each

Lang. Arts

  • Identify genres
  • Main idea
  • Draw conclusions
  • Cause/effect
  • Fluency
  • Phonics and spelling patterns
  • Small group/guided reading throughout the week
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Topic and concluding sentences
  • Expanding on details
  • Rough draft in writing notebook
  • Edit
  • Final copy


  • Using Sadlier (new last year) as well as supplemental materials
  • Currently reviewing concepts from First Grade
  • Vocabulary such as addends, difference, array
  • Regrouping for both addition and subtraction
  • Place value
  • Arrays
  • Story problems
  • Handwriting
  • Begin with review of manuscript
  • Introduce cursive Dec./Jan



  • Three Units
    • Independent Relationships in Ecosystems (plants)
    • Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth
    • Structures and Properties of Matter


Social Studies

  • Our Focus is on communities.
  • We will look at our community of McHenry County-past and present.
  • Students will complete a research report in Dec. and Jan. (Details to come in Dec.).


  • Goods and Services
  • Our government