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
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