Grade-Level Content Standards
Second grade is a wonderful year wherein your child will become more independent socially, emotionally, and academically. Children of this age (7-8) are more likely to begin to understand the concept of fairness, even though it may mean that they don’t get what they want.
Social and emotional strategies/skills include:
- Understands and respects the rights of others
- Follows home and school rules independently
- Shows empathy and caring for others
- Uses words to reason and resolve conflict, seeks adult assistance when necessary
- Chooses materials and activities and participates respectfully
- Appears confident and comfortable around other children and adults
- Can sustain attention to work for 8 minutes
Foundational English Language Acquisition(ELA) Skills include:
- Read 90 words per minute with expression
- Meet Basic Phonics Skills Assessment Test Standards
- Write a 5 sentence paragraph on topic using capitalization and ending punctuation
- Recognize parts of speech (verb, adjective, noun)
- Ask and answer questions to show understanding of literature and informational text
- Demonstrate comprehension by predicting outcomes of books and movies.
- Summarize the important details of stories.
Foundational Math Skills include:
- Read, write, and count within 1000
- Understand place value through the thousands place
- Compare 3 digit numbers using <, >, =
- Add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping within 1000 to solve word problems
- Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication
- Measure using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters
- Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes
- Tell time to the quarter hour
Tips for Parents of 2nd Grade Students:
- Be a role-model, especially when faced with challenges and conflict.
- Talk with your child daily about the school day (friendship, activities, books, current events, etc)
- Read together everyday and take turns reading to each other
- Give your child the opportunity to make choices for their behavior that have consequences and abide by the consequence.
- Praise your child for positive behaviors, making good decisions, and outcomes
- When other adults are present, ask your child questions that they know the answers to and enjoy discussing
- Use a family calendar to organize the week and include your child in planning
- Ensure 9-12 hours of sleep per day by instituting regular bedtime routine