Second Grade

Jamie  Casteel

Welcome to Second Grade!


We will learn many things in second grade. The children will grow a lot this year. In second grade the children are starting to prepare for upper elementary and the challenges that they will face. During this year the students will be receiving two sacraments and I take that responsibility very seriously. Your child’s spiritual development is of the utmost importance. I make sure that your child not only knows their faith but works towards living it. We work on our personal relationship with Christ by visiting the blessed sacrament and doing meditative prayer.


In our classroom, we discuss how to work out problems with others. We work hard to treat everyone the way Jesus would want us too. We also work together to accomplish our learning goals. Cooperative learning is at the heart of our classroom. Learning is something that kids should enjoy so I use many educational games and make sure to take brain breaks to keep our minds and bodies moving.


Classroom News

Second Grade Weekly Update – February 17, 2019

Parents, First of all I would like to thank all of the parents that helped with the Valentine’s party on Thursday. The kids had a great time and really enjoyed their party. I know this takes a lot of planning but please know your efforts are appreciated! Due to the various snow days, early outs,…

2nd Grade Weekly Update – February 8, 2019

Parents, This week the students worked on irregular verbs in grammar, the “oo” sound in spelling/phonics, sequence of events in reading, telling time to the hour in math, and timelines and national symbols in social studies. They have also been working on information to prepare them for First Communion. Please make sure you are reading…

2nd Grade Weekly Update – January 31, 2019

Parents, I wanted to send a couple of reminders and updates since we have had a crazy schedule the past couple of weeks.  You will find the reminders below.  As for the updates the students continue to work hard and learn about a variety of things.  This week they are focused on helping verbs, the…