"100" Book Club
Let's get our children excited about reading!! Follow the steps below to become a member!
1. The student will read a 'Just Right' book.
2. After reading a book, the student must record the book on the 100 Book Club sheet.
3. After reading 100 books, the student will receive a "100" Book Club T-shirt!
Every child is assigned a week to bring home the Author's Bag. During the assigned week, the student will write any story he/she would like and make it into a book to share with the class. The week your child has Author's Bag, he/she is exempt from all homework, including taking the weekly Spelling test!
Children’s Theater of Charlotte
This winter, the second graders will watch a play performed by the Children’s Theater.
This spring, we will be visiting the Courthouse downtown as a culmination of our Social Studies unit on Government.
Students prepare and present a classroom production for an authentic audience. Families bring a pot luck dinner to share.
The second grade participates in the traditional Creek Walk field trip each fall.
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.
Each spring second grade students prepare and run a school-wide lemonade stand on the playground as a culmination of their study of economics.
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 e-mail, write us a note, or call anytime you would like to discuss your child's progress. St. Gabriel's number is 704-366-2409. We will read our e-mails by the end of the day so if you have an important matter, please send a note in your child's homework folder.
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.