Grade 2A

2nd Grade – Teacher, Mrs. Byers

Lesson #23 – April 30, 2019

Practice for First Holy Communion.

Lesson #22 – April 15, 2019

Prepare for Holy Week and Easter.

Lesson #21 – April 8, 2019

Topic: The Parts of the Mass

Main Ideas:

  • The first part of the mass is the Liturgy of the Word
  • The Second part is the Liturgy of the Eucharist

Lesson #20 – April 1, 2019

Topic: The Last Supper

Main Idea:

  • At the Last Supper, the bread and the wine became the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

Lesson #19 – March 25, 2019

Free day for school confessions

Lesson #18 – March 18, 2019

Topic: Reconciliation/Saint’s Feast Days

Main Ideas:

  • Learning about & preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 
  • March 17 was St Patrick’s Day
  • March 19 is St Joseph’s feast day.

Lesson #15 – February 11, 2019

Topic: The Good Shepherd

Main Ideas:

  • Jesus is the Good Shepherd & we are his sheep. 
  • Jesus is also the Lamb of God who sacrifices himself to take away our sins

Lesson #14 – February 4, 2019

Topic: Free Will

Main Ideas:

  • We have a free will to make choices.  
  • We sin when we choose to do wrong or fail to do good

Lesson #13 – January 28, 2019

Topic: The Ten Commandments 

Main Ideas:

  • The first three Commandments are ways that we show love to God
  • The remaining Seven are ways to love ourselves & others

Lesson #12 – January 14, 2019

Topic: What is God’s Greatest Commandment?

Main Idea:

Jesus taught the people that God’s greatest commandment, the rule everyone should follow to be good, happy people is this:

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  You shall love your neighbor as yourself”

Lesson #11 – January 7, 2019

Review Night

Lesson #10 – December 17, 2018

Christmas Activities

Lesson #9 – December 10, 2018

Topic: Signs of Advent


  • Visit to the manger scene
  • St. Gabriel’s Church Tour
  • Signs of Advent

Lesson #8 – December 3, 2018

Topic: The Church Year

Main Ideas:

  • The church year is made up of special times called seasons. 
  • In Advent, we prepare for the coming of the Son of God.  At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. 
  • In Lent, we get ready for the church’s greatest celebration.  The Three Days called the Triduum remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. 
  • Easter we rejoice that Jesus rose from the dead to new life. 
  • Ordinary time we celebrate the life & teachings of Jesus.

Lesson #7 – November 19, 2018

Topic: The Catholic Church Celebrates 7 Sacraments. 

Main Ideas:

  • In Baptism we become children of God & members of the church. 
  • In Reconciliation God forgives us our sins. 
  • In Eucharist we receive the Body & Blood of Christ. 
  • In Confirmation we become stronger followers of Jesus. 
  • The remaining sacraments are the Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, & Holy Orders.

Lesson #6 – November 12, 2018

Students went to church and discussed mass and the Sacraments.

Lesson #5 – October 29, 2018

Full classes were postponed this week, so students could hold a prayer service for The Tree of Life Synagogue.

Topic: The Bible is a book of God’s Word. 

Main Ideas:

  • In the Old Testament we learn of God’s love & faithfulness to his people Israel. 
  • In the New Testament we learn of The Life, Death, Resurrection, & Ascension of Jesus Christ. 
  • Jesus shows us the way, the truth, & the light.

Lesson #4 – October 22, 2018

Topic: Mary is the Mother of Jesus & is our Mother.

Main Ideas: 

  • Mary was free from sin from the very 1st moment of her life. 
  • The Rosary is a prayer in honor of Mary. 
  • As we pray each set of 10 beads, we think about the lives of Jesus & Mary

Lesson #3 – October 15, 2018

Topic: Resurrection

Main Ideas:

  • Good Friday – Jesus was put to death on a cross to save us.
  • Easter Sunday – Jesus rose from the dead.
  • Ascension – Jesus returned to Heaven to the Father
  • Pentecost – the Holy Spirit came to the disciples

Lesson #2 – October 1, 2018

Topic: The Blessed Trinity

Main Ideas:

  • We call the Three Persons in One God “The Blessed Trinity” : Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus is the Son of God, so He is Divine.
  • Jesus is the Son of Mary, so He is human like us.

In the 2nd grade handbook, there are 11 prayers listed.  We will say our prayers at the beginning of each class.  A reward is given to every student when they memorize a prayer.  

Textbook Pages: none

Homework: none


Lesson #1 – September 24, 2018

Topic: Amen : I believe! 

Main Ideas:

  • There is one God. 
  • God is 3 Persons :  Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.  Jesus is the Son of God , our Savior, our Redeemer. 
  • The holy Family is Jesus, Mary, & Joseph (JMJ)

Homework: None