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Second Grade

Second Grade Activities

CORNELIA’S Life: Review and complete Coloring Cornelia book through p. 30.
Cornelia loved God very much. She became a Catholic and received her First Eucharist. The family traveled to Rome, Italy so Pierce and Cornelia could learn more about their Catholic faith. They helped the poor. The family returned to Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Pierce and Cornelia became teachers.
VALUES: Faith. Photo of Cynthia Hope on her First Communion in 1920, Mayfield, England.

QUOTE: “Be strong in faith” C.C.
HOLY CHILD SCHOOLS: Look at the websites of other Holy Child schools.
GEOGRAPHY: Rome, Italy. Louisiana. Locations of other Holy Child elementary schools (Picture of Connelly home, Gracemere, in Grand Coteau, LA, picture of Trinita Die Monte, Rome, Italy )

Primary Resources:


  • Coloring Cornelia coloring book questions
  • Skype and/or penpal with another second grade class from a Holy Child School:
    • Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill and Rosemont School of the Holy Child, Rosemont, PA
    • Half of Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus, Pasadena, CA and Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit, NJ
    • Half of Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus, Pasadena, CA and Holy Child Academy, Old Westbury, NY
    • Click here for addresses
  • Discuss: Can you think of someone you would like to help? Why do you want to help them? How can you help them?
  • Draw a picture of something for which you are thankful.
  • Design and create a birthday card for Cornelia Connelly. (January 15)
  • Create a Cornelia Connelly Word Search on puzzlemaker.com for students to complete. See Holy Child vocabulary for words.
  • Teach "Hymn to the Holy Child"
  • Decorate the SHCJ Seal.
  • Create individual or class prayer books.

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Calendar of Quotes
Cornelia's Family Tree
Holy Child Vocabulary
Important Dates
Prayers and Hymns
Primary Sources
Holy Child Schools, National
Holy Child Schools, International
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