First and Second Grade

Mrs. Amanda Schulz

Email: aschulz@holycrossmadison.org

Mrs. Amanda Schulz is the first and second grade teacher and is excited to start teaching at Holy Cross. She taught preschool and 4K for a total of seven years. Amanda and her husband, Thomas, are from Columbus and have a bulldog named Ole.

My teaching philosophy:

I strive to create a welcoming, safe, and consistent learning environment. My classroom allows students to be curious, excited learners who continue to grow in their love for learning and their love for Christ. I believe it's important to work as a team with the families to achieve the goals of each individual child while recognizing that all children learn differently.


My favorite Bible verse:

Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."


Why you should consider a Holy Cross education:

Holy Cross offers a strong, well-rounded education for students. The staff focuses not only on academics but also on the spiritual welfare of students and their families. What a blessing to be able to receive an education in which God's word is integrated throughout the daily curriculum!

1st and 2nd Grade 2017-2018 School Supply List

Our First and Second Grade objectives are:

  • To learn cursive handwriting using the Zaner-Bloser method
  • To grow in phonics knowledge along with a complete reading curriculum
  • To expand language skills including grammar, writing across subject areas and speaking in front of a group
  • To grow in the knowledge and application of God's Word to daily life through Bible stories and memorizing Bible verses , parts of the catechism and hymns
  • To appreciate the fine arts through studying famous artists and creating projects using different media
  • To appreciate music through singing secular and Christian songs, studying the instruments in an orchestra and learning about composers and musical notation
  • To master addition and subtraction skills and introduce multiplication and division
  • To learn about God’s world through science and social studies

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101 or email
Email: jpatten@holycrossmadison.org