We may not be in first place anymore, but Second Grade surely is spectacular! From improving on our reading to approaching multi-step math questions, we are growing both academically and socially. Students use conversational prompts to enhance conversations between one another. Also, students target improved ability to join classroom discussions by their knowledge of R.A.C.E.! Our writing units include personal narratives, non-fiction informational pieces and writing to voice our opinions. With reading, we have a WONDERful text for support. The Wonders program teaches the children about genres, author’s purpose, and text features. The children really enjoy the humorous, informational stories about real life people and fable characters. Mathematics allows the students to get a glimpse of real life. From money to time, this curriculum prepares them for life skills such as spending money and being on time. They are also being prepared for the upcoming state assessments as they become experts in our CUBES strategy. This helps the students to gather information from complicated word problems to complete the task at hand. In Social Studies, the students learn about geography and where they live. They also complete timelines of their lives. In Science, students learn about plants, earth materials, and have an opportunity to participate in the Science Fair. Another reason Second Grade is spectacular is because the students can participate in the Swim for Life Program. This ten week program introduces children to pool safety and basic swimming skills. Second graders also have the opportunity to attend a variety of fun and exciting field trips! Second Grade is guaranteed to be a blast!