The 2nd grade curriculum at St. Charles includes both academic and religious study, including: English/language arts, math, science, social studies, Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Most Holy Communion.

Our 2nd grade teachers are Anne Flynn and Laura Bilski.

2nd Grade Academic Study

English/Language Arts

English/Language Arts

  • Recognizing Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure of Texts
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Selecting Appropriate-Level Texts
  • Writing Skills/DOL
  • Features of Text, Text Types, and Purpose
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Silent and Oral Fluency
  • Fact versus Opinion
  • Basic Comprehension Skills
  • Handwriting: Posturing
  • Handwriting: Formation


  • Numerical Calculation
  • Algebraic Manipulation
  • Geometry Concepts
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Data Analysis
  • Measurement
  • Use of Mathematical Tools
  • Estimation
  • Time and Money
  • Fractions


  • Scientific Inquiry and the Scientific Method
  • Observation Skills
  • Journaling and Recordkeeping
  • Problem Solving
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter
  • Force and Motion
  • Weather
  • Living things and Life cycles
Social Studies

Social Studies

  • Citizenship and Government
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • State Histories of Minnesota and the Dakotas


  • Colors: red, blue, yellow, green
  • Numbers through 20
  • Simple sayings
    • Hello
    • Goodbye
    • My name is
    • I am _____ years old
    • Merry Christmas
    • Happy mothers Day, Happy fathers Day
  • Blessed Juan Diego
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Las Posadas
  • Mexican Fiestas
  • Mexican Traditions and Stories
  • Mexican Crafts
2nd Grade Religious Study

2nd Grade Religious Study

  • Meaning and Importance of Prayer
  • The 5 types of Prayer
  • Understanding of 7 Sacraments, with a Focus on Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist
  • Liturgical Seasons
  • Historical Jesus: Foundation and Hierarchy of the Church
  • Sacramentals
  • What We See, Do, and Say at Mass
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Vocation
  • Acting as Images of God
2nd Grade Computer Lab

2nd Grade Computer Lab

The 2nd grade develops their knowledge of computer equipment by learning the major components of computers. They learn how to use different applications on the computer and practice responsible use of different internet programs. Second graders learn to develop their typing and editing skills. Michael Hartnett teaches computer lab.

St. Charles school is supported by St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Anthony Village, MN.  At St. Charles we provide a solid foundation of Faith & Knowledge for Life.  To schedule a tour, request more information, or enroll a student, please contact us by email or phone (612) 781-2643Spanish option: Si prefiere una respuesta de alguien que habla espanol, por favor indiquelo en su mensaje.