Linda Gonzaga

925 . 779 . 2010 ext 3504

Linda Gonzaga has been teaching for over twenty years. This marks her twelth year at Cornerstone.

Mrs. Gonzaga received her Early Education Development degree from Sacramento College. On her time off she enjoys traveling, bike riding, walking, and golf. She has two adult children and a grand baby, who are the loves of her life.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

- Proverbs 3:5-6


Birthday: January 4

Color: Blue & green

Hobby: Golf

Weekend Activity: Shopping

Favorite Treat: Starbucks Caramel Macchiato & Sees Candy


Amy Hendricks

925 . 779 . 2010 ext 3503

Amy Hendricks attends Golden Hills Community Church. Her goal is to be fair, not equal. Mrs. Hendricks is proud to be a part of Cornerstone Christian School, and has been teaching here for 4 years. She has been married for 3 years, and has a 1-year-old son, Jackson. She looks forward to changing lives, and helping her students see the path God has chosen for them.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.- Proverbs 3:5-6


Birthday: March 30

Color: Purple

Hobby: Scrapbooking

Weekend Activity: Crafting

Favorite Treat: Starbucks Java Chip Frap & lemon bars

Second Grade Highlights

Second Grade Curriculum



Phonics & Reading

Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one and two vowel words, consonant blends

Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading

Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i

Oral reading

Cursive Writing

Review of letter formation

Guided creative writing

Creative writing journal

Daily seat work practice in all academic areas

Spelling & Poetry

Weekly phonics-based word list

Vocabulary words and definitions second semester

Weekly test

Reinforcement activities

Spelling glossary

Seven poems committed to memory


Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people, and places

Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences

Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations

Words using suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions

Alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills

Word usage rules

Writing complete sentences, questions, exclamations, and short stories

Writing letters and thank you notes

Creative writing


America, Our Home

Our Flag

Our Patriotic Holidays

Our Song

This People Who Built America

The Separatists

America’s Indians

The Colonists

America’s Pioneers

America’s Cowboys

The New Americans


Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth

Read Devotional “Hinds Feet in High Places”

Memory verses, hymns/choruses, and Bible doctrine



Plants: Enjoying the Plant World

Animals: Enjoying the Animal World

Health & Human Biology: Enjoying Myself & Others

Earth & Space: Enjoying Our Earth & Sky

Matter: Enjoying the Air Around Us

Energy: Enjoying Things That Move

Conservation: Enjoying Things That Work Together


Number recognition, counting, writing 1-10,000+

Numbers greatest and least 1-1,000

Counting and writing to hundred thousands, threes to 36, fours to 48

Ordinal numbers

Addition facts through 18, column addition, four-digit addition with carrying

Subtraction facts through 18, four-digit subtraction with borrowing

Multiplication facts 0-5

Division facts 1-5

Story problems

Multiple combinations



Numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens

Counting money and combining coins and bills

Telling time to the nearest minute

English and some metric measures

Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch

Developing listening skills


Place value to thousands

Unit fractions

Making change

Reading a thermometer

Reading pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs

Roman numerals


Traditional, patriotic, and fun songs


Development of art techniques in multiple types of media


Health: Posture, nutrition, exercise, rest, cleanliness, diseases

Safety: At and away from home, on streets, around water, during bad weather

Manners: Politeness, kindness, cheerfulness, respect, thoughtfulness, thankfulness, patience, table and telephone manners