Welcome to second grade! My name is Ms. Carol Whelihan and I love to learn - and you will too! On this page you will find everything you need to know about the second grade classroom.
We are working on our Summer Reading Challenge. All students will read, read, read to keep their skills sharp. Please call the school office if you did not receive your summer reading package. You are expected to turn in your work on the first day of school - September 7th.
Practice your math and language arts in IXL. Here's the link: Math and Language Arts Practice
Our school follows the curriculum defined by the Archdiocese of Newark Schools' Office. During the past two years, the Archdiocese of Newark's Schools Office completed a curriculum mapping project which carefully evaluated and examined both the math and English language arts curriculum from Kindergarten through High School. These projects ensured that students are taught using a smooth and continuously progressing curriculum that challenges all students. Our math and English language arts curriculum meets or exceeds the Common Core Curriculum Standards adopted across the United States.
In addition to the standard curriculum, all students participate in one or more service projects each year, serving a diversity of causes. Seniors, impoverished children, supporting our missionaries, cancer charities, animal charities, and many others.
Taken altogether the total experience delivers on our school mission: To embrace, nurture, and educate all God's children preparing them for lives of service and leadership rooted in the Gospel values of faith, hope, and love.