First and Second Grade

Mrs. Amanda Schulz


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 2018-2019 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