Grade 2 at CKS

Second grade is a Sacramental year as the children learn about, and begin to understand the true meaning of forgiveness and repentance through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Preparations for First Holy Communion bring them ever closer to the mystery of the perfect love of our brother and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Religion

An important element of second grade sacramental preparation is understanding that the gift of forgiveness includes forgiving others as well as being forgiven ourselves, and that being truly sorry is underscored by a sincere desire to not repeat hurtful or wrong behaviors. Through Reconciliation, children are led to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. First Holy Communion brings us ever closer to our God, through his Son and helps the children learn to distinguish the connections between life and faith.

Language Arts

Second grade continues the use of Pearson Reading Street and uses Simple Solutions Grammar Workbook. Reading, writing, spelling, phonics, and grammar are incorporated into daily lessons. All second grade teachers have Orton-Gillingham training to assist them in reading instruction.

Handwriting

Christ the King School uses the Handwriting without Tears handwriting program for Kindergarten through third grade. This program uses an easy step-by-step approach to learn handwriting and creates a solid foundation upon which elementary students can build.

Mathematics

Children receive a balanced curriculum that promotes conceptual, computational, and problem solving efficiency. Sadlier Progress in Math series is used to assist teachers with instruction. Singapore Math methods are used in Computation.

Social Studies

Social Studies engages students in the areas of history, geography, citizenship and the economy. Georgia history and the history of our Catholic faith are key components.

Science

The science curriculum, based in scientific inquiry, focuses on earth, life, and physical sciences.

Service Projects

After earning three dollars at home for a math currency class project, the children decide the best way to use the money after the project to benefit someone close to their age.  Through the help of Catholic Charities, Atlanta, the second grade is paired with a refuge child, who is new and in need of assistance.   Besides donating their communal math project gift, the children collect needed items to let this child know that they have many brothers and sisters in Christ, who support them in their journey.

A representative from Catholic Charities visits the second grade to collect their gifts and to let them know more about their adopted child.  This project has helped our students understand the meaning of Body of Christ and the full participation in the Eucharist.   In the past, several groups of second graders have continued through the summer to work for Catholic Charities through scouting projects and donating funds from their Girl Scout cookie sales.


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