1st Grade +

2nd Grade= AWESOME!

LEGOS: Building our Future with God

About First Grade

First grade is such a huge year. The children will develop into readers, writers, and mathematicians. They will go from being emergent readers to being readers. One of the milestones of first grade will be when they read at Mass for the first time.

About Second Grade

Second grade is an important year in all classrooms, but it is especially important at St. Thomas School. This year the children will not only be working on their reading, writing and arithmetic, but they will also be preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. The children learn through a variety of interactive experiences. Pray for our second graders as they grow closer to the Lord throughout the school year.

About our Theme

This year our school has chosen the theme, "LEGOS: Building the Future with God". You will see LEGO and building themes throughout the school and our classrooms. The children will not only be building on their academic knowledge, but will also be building their relationship with God.

About Mrs. Collins

Mrs. Collins comes from the "other" Dakota. She moved to Madison with her family seven years ago and loves the new warmer winters here in South Dakota. This is the fifth year Mrs. Collins is teaching second grade at St. Thomas School. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Collins enjoys spending time with her husband and three children when not at school. One of their favorite things to do is visit sites and create their own adventures in the area.