St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles

In second grade, our year is filled with many engaging activities that help the students achieve at their greatest potential. Second grade students continue to develop a growth mindset, expand their knowledge, and become independent thinkers.  The students move from "learning to read" to "reading to learn.” We explore a variety of genres including both fiction and nonfiction text. Through shared reading, guided reading, and mini lessons, second grade students learn about the main idea, author’s purpose, cause and effect, and drawing conclusions. We also continue to use the Accelerated Reading (AR) program to encourage students to read independently, at their own level and pace, to meet their individual reading goal.

In Writing, students learn how to write personal narratives, create opinion pieces, write about informational text, and creatively write through Writer’s Workshop.

In Math, students continue to strengthen their math knowledge and mastery of basic facts.  Some of the units include: addition and subtraction (three-digits), metric measurement, 3-D shapes, patterns, time, tables and graphs, and fractions.  The Rocket Math program helps the students to master addition and subtraction math facts.

Through many hands-on experiments and fun lessons in Science class, students learn about weather, plants and natural resources, animal and plant life cycles, and habitats. In Social Studies, students will learn about many topics including citizenship, geography, historical figures, and innovations over time.

Second grade students enjoy sparking their creativity through art and music classes. They strengthen their athletic skills through physical education and explore technology through computer education. The students look forward to field trips and a spring track and field day.

Finally, but most importantly, the 2nd grade students in addition to growing in knowledge grow in faith.  Each day the student's relationship with Jesus grows.  The students prepare to receive the forgiveness and mercy of God through the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.

Weekly Schedule

Barbara Britten Kindergarten

Hello, my name is Kelly Hahn. I am the second grade teacher at St. Mary’s School, where previously I have taught 5-Year-Old Kindergarten and have worked as the Educational Interventionist. I earned a BS degree from UW-Madison, and a MAE degree from Marian University. My husband Matt and I grew up in Sun Prairie, WI. After living in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Madison, we made our home in Marathon. Our three oldest children attended St. Mary’s School, and our youngest is currently a student here. When I’m not at school, you can find me spending time with my family, restoring our old home, gardening, supporting the arts, or cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. 

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Kelly Hahn
Second Grade