Second Grade is an academically rigorous year. There are many advances that occur in learning during this important year. In math, children need to develop a strong understanding of place value in order to build a strong foundation for future skills. They go from working with numbers within tens to hundreds and thousands to beginning multiplication. Young readers really take off in second grade. Comprehension for material read and fluency for meaning become paramount to building an understanding of text read. In writing, second graders go from writing one-page ideas about self to several page narratives, opinion pieces that have a clear focus and research reports, as well as, science lab reports. This is an extremely important year for children to develop independence and responsibility for their own learning. There is so much to learn and do in second grade….your young learners are off on the fantastic adventure called second grade!