Mrs. Debbie Thomson

Years teaching: 39 years in education;
29 years at St. Paul.

Biography:  Teaching Second Grade is exciting because I am able to experience the joys of success with my students every day! I believe it is important to challenge them with high expectations. It is rewarding to help guide them so that they may become capable learners and responsible citizens, both inside and outside of the classroom. By sharing our Catholic Faith, our lives are enriched as individuals and as a community.

Contact me:
Phone: (541) 344-1401 ext.311

Mrs. Marcia Caruso
Instructional Assistant

Years assisting: 28 years in education at St. Paul.

Biography: I have always thought I have had the best job ever. I have enjoyed working with all the teachers and staff we have had over the years.  I love working with the children especially when they make me laugh. I think they have kept me young. I wear a lot of hats here (do different jobs) but what is most rewarding for me is being with the students.

Contact me:
Phone: (541) 344-1401 ext.303

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Second Grade is a year of discovery as students learn new skills to strengthen the foundation of their education. In language arts, students build upon their reading skills as they begin to explore the world of chapter books and other educational materials. Greater emphasis is placed on spelling, grammar, and writing. Cursive writing is introduced as well as writing in paragraph form.

In math, students work to master their addition and subtraction skills. Telling time, counting money and measurement are also a part of the curriculum.

In religion, students focus on the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, with an emphasis on Reconciliation and the Eucharist. Students also participate in a variety of community service activities. A highlight of the school year is a visit to the Dorris Ranch “living history” farm in Springfield, where students catch a glimpse of how early settlers in our community once lived.

2nd GRADE CURRICULUM (focal points)

Learning our faith: the life of Jesus, the Trinity, the Church, the Sacraments, the Bible, Saints.
Living our faith: prayer & worship, sharing & serving, being good members of God’s family & the community

Language Arts
Reading: phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar skills, sentence and paragraph writing, spelling, cursive handwriting

Addition, subtraction, time, money, measurement, geometric shapes, fractions,  base 10 system, place value, and estimation

Habitats, earth science, physical science

Second Steps, Steps to Respect, Talk About Touching, health

Social Studies
Communities, the first Americans, Eugene/Springfield History, and geography

Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Music, Computer Technology, and Library

Reading has opened up a new world of learning for our Second Graders!

IXL has helped our Second Graders sharpen their math skills!

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