Mrs. Nicole Goncalves


Welcome to Second Grade! My name is Mrs. Goncalves and this is my 11th 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!

Congratulations to our second grade class on making their First Reconciliation!

Thank you Mrs. O’Donnell and Mrs. Babich for teaching the students an art lesson on texture! The pastel chalk flowers look great!

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

Congratulations to the Teacher Time Winners! I can’t wait to enjoy board games and ice cream sundaes with you at lunch!

What a wonderful year we’ve had in second grade! I hope you all have a fun-filled, safe Summer!

Summer Packet for incoming second graders!







Mrs. Madsen sent home a card stock copy of Flat Jesus. Please take him along on all your summer adventures! Remember to take pictures of the places Flat Jesus and you visit. Decorate a poster board with all your pictures and label all your different adventures. I can’t wait for you to share these! This assignment will be due on the first day of school along with the packet of work.

Second Grade Class Supply List 2017