Mrs. Nicole Goncalves



Welcome to Second Grade! My name is Mrs. Goncalves and this is my 13th year of teaching second grade here at St. Columba. I was born and raised in San Diego and I am a product of Catholic education myself. This year is the preparation and reception of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Some of the major topics we will be focusing on this year are the Seven Sacraments in Religion, mastering our addition and subtraction facts and regrouping in Math and parts of speech and sentence structure in Language Arts. Your child will also learn how to write a two-paragraph narrative including a logical sequence of events. In Reading, we will compare various stories by analyzing the characters, events, plots and settings. We will learn about the life cycle of plants and animals in Science and be able to apply map and global skills when locating continents and oceans in Social Studies.

I look forward to working with you to help this be a productive and successful year for your child. Your guidance and support is greatly appreciated to ensure a wonderful second grade year!

We honor Martin Luther King Junior!

We had a great time learning about the life cycle of plants and animals on our field trip to The San Diego Zoo!

Learning how to have great communication skills and the importance of showing kindness to all with a little help from our friend Z!


Summer Enrichment 2018
















2018-19 Supply List

5 Composition Books

1 plastic pencil box (clear, pink or blue)

1 package of Expo dry/erase markers

8 boxes of #2 pencils already sharpened

2 packages of colored pencils

2 large boxes of Kleenex

2 glue sticks

2 boxes of crayons

1 pair of student scissors

1 pack of thin markers

1 pack of thick markers

1 plastic blue folder

1 gallon size Ziploc bags

1 quart size Ziploc bags

3 packs of baby wipes (alcohol free)

***Please do not label any supplies with your child’s name!

$5.00 for a Student Planner- Please put in a separate envelope marked with your child’s name.

A check made payable to St. Columba for $20.00 for a subscription to Scholastic News, Science Spin and any other extras throughout the year.