2nd Grade

Second grade is a much anticipated year at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.  It is the year that the children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. There is a great deal of time and effort that goes into preparation for these special sacraments. Our Catholic faith is the center of our learning. The teachings of the church and the importance of the sacraments are woven through every subject. Academically, second graders actively work on increasing their stamina and independence with their reading and writing. Math becomes more challenging at this level. They are expected to fluently know their math facts within 20 and to be able to manipulate numbers and determine place value up to 1,000. Students will create projects in Social Studies and Science that include research writing and conducting experiments.

Supplies List - K-5

During the year, students will focus on the following:

  • Sacrament preparation
  • Utilize a differentiated reading block so all students are challenged at their level
  • Ongoing informal and formal assessments in all subjects
  • Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Math, Reading A-Z and Raz-kids
  • Scientific process, changes, matter and nutrition
  • Community, citizenship and map skills


Annual Classroom Events

• Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion

• Participate in class service project

• Science Fair

• Pumpkin Patch

• Attend ACT performances


Staff Bio


  • Zanna Grandinetti    >>

    Zanna Grandinetti graduated from Washington State University in 1998 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in psychology.  She later received her Masters in Education where her emphasis was on multi-lingual learning.  Mrs. Grandinetti has taught a variety of grade levels.  She came to St. Joseph’s Catholic School in 2012 and she is thankful to teach here because of the wonderful community.  Mrs. Grandinetti chooses SJS for her children’s education.