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2nd Grade Pictures

The most special day of second grade is clearly the day they receive Jesus in the Body and Blood on First Holy Communion.

St. Mary's Second Graders led the procession from St. Mary's Catholic Church to St. Anthony's Spirituality Center in celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, The Body and Blood of Christ.

Second and Third Grade Field Trip to Wildwood Wildlife Park

Second grade is a busy and exciting year! We prepare for and receive two very important Sacraments. We receive the forgiveness and mercy of God in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. When we make our First Holy Communion, we grow even closer to Jesus by receiving His Body and Blood. Second grade is also a year for learning a lot. We really get into the Accelerated Reader program (AR) as we continue to develop strong reading skills. The Rocket Math program helps us to master our basic addition and subtraction facts.

In the second half of the year, second graders are always excited to learn to write all of their upper and lower case letters in cursive. We always seem to have time left over for fun, with a class field trip and track and field day in the spring. Second grade is a memorable year!

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Barbara Britten Kindergarten

My name is Barbara Britten and I’m the 2nd grade teacher at St. Mary’s.  I graduated from UW-Stevens Point where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading and Language Arts.  I also hold post-secondary degrees in Secretarial Science and Child Day Care.  In addition to working with pre-school children for ten years, I have been a teacher here at St. Mary’s since 1990, teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders.  Helping the 2nd graders to prepare for the two important Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a very special part of my work here at St. Mary’s.  I live in Wausau with my little dog, Gracie.  When I have free time, I enjoy spending it with my sister, brothers-in-law, and two beautiful nieces.  I love technology, so enjoy working and playing on the computer and iPad.  I’m also an avid reader and enjoy leisurely walks with my dog.  I am passionate about cantoring and singing in the church choir at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Wausau, where I attended grade school and have been a member for over 50 years. Being a member of the St. Mary’s family is one of the great joys of my life.

Phone Extension: 316


Barbara Britten
Second Grade