*Due to the current health conditions, there are no field trips/events scheduled through December, 2020.*
100 Book Club
Each student has the opportunity to earn a St. Gabriel Second Grade 100 Book Club t-shirt. Each time a book is read at home or at school, the student can fill out his/her 100 Book Club form. This is an exciting way for students to keep track of their reading!
Bubble Gum Math Facts
Mastering Addition and Subtraction skills is a huge goal in second grade. What better way to motivate and add some extra fun than with Bubble Gum? Bubble Gum Timed Math Fact Tests will be one way for us to use data-driven instruction to record your student’s mastery with these facts. Each time a fact is mastered, your student will get a sticker to place on his/her personal Bubble Gum Machine sheet. Once the Machine is filled, each student has earned his/her Bubble Gum!
Children’s Theater of Charlotte
Students will have the artistic and cultural opportunity to watch professional actors from the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte perform.
Creek Walk Field Trip
The second grade participates in the traditional Creek Walk field trip every year that ties into our Science Curriculum.
Students prepare and present a classroom production for an authentic audience. Families bring a pot luck dinner to share.
Each spring second grade students prepare and run a school-wide lemonade stand on the playground as a culmination of their study of economics.
Mastery Club is an optional club that provides a way for students to challenge and enrich themselves above and beyond the normal second grade curriculum. Each student will be given a “Mastery Club” booklet with the challenges listed. The student’s job is to choose a challenge that interests him/her, and then research and master the answer.
St. Matthew Prayer Partner Trip
Not only do our second graders visit our St. Matthew pen pals and prayer partners on a field trip, but the second grade students at St. Matthew come to visit us as well. The students collaborate with their prayer partners to work on service projects during both of these visits.
Specials Masses and Related Events
All Saints Mass (led by Second Grade)
Grandparents' Day Prayer Service and Activities in the classroom
May Crowning Mass (led by Second Grade)
Second Grade Sacraments
First Holy Communion
(Special Note - Parents must sign up with their parish to receive the Sacraments.)
Communication is the key to a successful year! Please email us, write a note, or call the school any time you would like to discuss your child’s progress. If you have an important matter, sending a note in your child’s Homework Folder is also an effective way to contact us. The Second Grade team will also send home a “Peek of the Week” to share skills we will be covering in class, as well as important dates and upcoming events.
The second grade classrooms base their classroom rules on these 4 bible verses:
Treat others with love and respect. (1 John 4:7)
Do all of your work as if working for the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)
Listen and Obey. (Exodus 20:12)
Ask Questions. (Matthew 19:14)
Each teacher has a set of consequences that align with the St. Gabriel Student Handbook.