• How to Help Students Prepare for 2nd Grade

    1. Follow directions quickly the first time given.
    2. Be independent with organizing school folder and supplies, tying shoelaces, and putting on winter snowgear.
    3. Practice reading on a regular basis to develop fluency and decoding skills.  Students should be able to read at least 55 wpm at the beginning of second grade.
    4. Build problem solving skills with games like checkers, Connect 4, etc.
    5. Automatically know basic math facts to/from 10 (add and subtract).
    6. Practice identifying coins and counting amounts of money.
    7. Practice legible handwriting using upper and lower case letters appropriately.
    8. Practice writing complete sentences with correct beginning capitalization and ending punctuation, and with neat and correct letter formation.
    9. Take time to observe and discuss nature.

      10.  Develop cutting and gluing skills through art projects.

    Second Grade Books :

    Bear Went Over the Mountain by Iza Tirapani
    Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling
    Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse
    Pearl and Wagner: 5 Days Till Summer by Kate McMullan
    10 Minutes Till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann
    Deductive Detective by Brian Rock
    Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble by Megan McDonald
    Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Hopkins 
    Things That Float and Things That Don't by David Adler
    Wiggle-Waggle Woof! by Cherie Stihler
    Castle: How It Works by David Maccaulay
    Charlie and the Blanket Toss by Tricia Brown
    Miss Daisy is Crazy! by Dan Gutman 
Last Modified on September 12, 2018