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

2nd Grade Newsletter – December 17, 2018

Parents, Since this week is going to be so busy I decided to wait to send out our newsletter at the beginning of the week.  Last week the students were busy learning new math, new vocabulary words, reviewing cause and effect, and more!  This week we will not have our regular reading, spelling, etc.  Instead…

2nd Grade Update – December 10, 2018

Parents, I apologize for delay in posting our newsletter.  I was a little busy after school with the movie in my classroom!  Thank you to all the parents that signed up their child(ren) to join me for the movie.  We made over $135 for the silent auction! Last week the students worked on a variety…

2nd Grade Weekly Update – November 30, 2018

Parents, We have accomplished a lot in our short week.  The students have worked on their handwriting, finished their November gratitude journal, made nativity scenes for our door decoration, learned more about Native Americans, and shared about their extended Thanksgiving break. Today was an especially exciting day because the students got to have their reward…