What You Should Know About Your Second Grader
When I asked my second grade class what grown ups should know about second graders this is the list they came up with:
We have lots of energy…We are smart…We are silly…We are exciting…We are good readers…We talk too much!
All of these are incredibly accurate statements. Second graders are working on understanding themselves and figuring out their place in the world. They are becoming increasingly confident in their skills as well as finding their footing socially. Second graders are in a transitional stage between dependent little kids to independent big kids. They still enjoy the fun parts of school without feeling like they need to be “too cool”.
Many seven and eight year olds are naturally curious. You might even feel like you’re back in the toddler stage with all the questions you get! Encourage your second grader to research the answers to questions they have. Check out non-fiction books from the library or guide them to safely use the internet to find the answers they are seeking.