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Welcome to Second Grade

In second grade, students make huge strides in developing and improving their academic skills. They learn to read fluently, improve and expand their math skills, and use writing to communicate their ideas. Second graders also develop important social skills, become more responsible and self-sufficient. Most importantly, they will grow in knowledge and understanding of God’s plan for them in their lives.

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Classroom Curriculum

We study God’s word daily through devotions and Christ Light materials that cover basic Bible stories. The material is divided into Old Testament and New Testament, and we  spend one year on each. Students learn Memory Treasures and hymn verses on a weekly basis.

Language Arts

Through the Superkids language arts program, reading comprehension, writing, phonemic awareness, spelling and grammar are all combined and taught together. Students combine their understanding of all phonemic elements and apply it in fluent reading of grade level text. They read authentic, literary, and informational texts that have not been controlled by decodability and apply comprehension skills to longer, more complex texts. Students use the writing process to write longer, more structured narratives, informational texts, and opinion pieces.

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The principles of addition and subtraction, along with understanding concepts of numbers and place value are taught. Students learn more complex math concepts like two or three digit addition and subtraction and basic multiplication. Students  learn and understand measurement and data collection along with time, money, and geometry skills.


Generation Genius is a teaching resource that brings science standards to life through  fun and educational videos, lesson activities, quizzes and hands-on learning opportunities. Students learn the different types of landforms and bodies of water. They discover the impact we have on the Earth and changes that are taking place. Students study fossils, extinction, and dinosaurs.  Students also learn the properties of matter and heating and cooling.

Social Studies

Studies Weekly is a student-friendly periodical that teaches civics and government, geography, economics, and history. Students learn about rules and laws within a community, the purpose and structure of government, and national symbols and  holidays. They learn basic map skills. Students learn  the concept of economics, goods and services, and making good economic choices. Students also study historical figures and the impact their inventions and lives have had on our world today.

Miss Chris Wempner

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Miss Wempner graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN in 1992. After graduation, she was assigned to Pomona, CA where she taught Grades 1-4 until 1995. In 1995 she moved to Green Bay, WI where she taught Grades 2-3 and coached basketball. She then moved to San Jose, CA in 1999, where she taught Grade 1 for seven years and Grade 2 until 2008. She accepted the call to teach Grade 2 and coach at Emmanuel in 2008. During her years here at Emmanuel she has taught Grade 2 and a Grade 1-2 combo. She coaches volleyball, soccer and helps with technology. Legos and Mickey Mouse are just a few of her favorite things.

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