Second Grade

Ms. Cathy Lavagetto

Second Grade rocks! Below is listed the different curriculum areas that are covered. Specific questions should be directed to Ms. Lavagetto, the classroom teacher.


Christ Our Life
The students learn about the order and parts of the mass. The sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Holy Eucharist are studied.


Engage NY

Develop an understanding of the base ten numeral system.

Develop fluency in addition and subtraction.

Develop an understanding of measurement.

Develop knowledge of adding and subtracting of three digit numbers.

Learn about time and money.

Language Arts

Curriculum- Reading Street (Scott Foresman)

Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Ask and answer questions like who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, including details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard Engligh grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Determine and clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Work on poetry and write poems.



A Closer Look, Macmillan McGraw-Hill

Foss Kit- Pebbles, Sand, and Silt

Plants and animals life cycles and habitats

Weather and the Sky

Different forms of Matter

Motion and Energy

Do experiments involving objects that make up the Earth

Social Studies

Curriculum- Houghton Mifflin

Communities and Geography of communities

How communities change and stay the same

Making economic choices

Community Government

Celebrate People and Cultures

Homework is given out on Monday and is due back on each day of the week.In the Weekly Parent's Letter, I will let you know what the homework is and when it is due. I will go over the homework with the students before they leave each day. There will be a spelling test most weeks on Friday. The spelling words will go home on Monday for the students to study. Please help your child with his/her homework as needed, but do not do it for them. Each child needss to read at least 20 minuteseach night. Your child should write down what he/she reads in the At Home Reading Booklet. Please sign the At Home Reading Booklet each night and send it back on each Friday.

Second grade students go the School Library once every two weeks to check out books. The books are checked out for 2 weeks at a time. A book may be renewed but the book must be brought in during Library check out time.

Physical Education
Second grade students attend PE classes twice a week.

Second grade students attend music class 2 times a week.

Field Trips
We hope to go on several fields trips this year. Stay tuned for announcements in my weekly letter as to where we are going and when. 

Birthdays are celebrated on a student's birthday, if possible, at the end of the day. You may bring a treat at 2:40 pm (2:10 pm on Mondays). Birthday treats need to be store bought. If your student's birthday is during the summer, the parents and I will choose a date for the "unbirthday" celebration.

Contact Us

Tel: 503-253-9400


Rosemarie El Youssef, Principal



1260 NE 132nd Ave

Portland, OR 97230