What your child is learning in second grade?Here are a few examples:
- Understands the timeline and contributions of Native American tribes, the impact of immigration in America, and the daily life of people living in Colonial America.
- Explains that living things are found all over Earth, but each must live in a habitat that has its basic needs for survival.
- Expands vocabulary and understanding by reading independently, discussing the facts and events in books and writing about them.
- Reads and writes numerals up to 1,000 and understands place value of those numbers.
- Fluently adds and subtracts within 1,000 and uses various strategies for addition and subtraction within 1,000.
How to Help Your Child Do Better
- Listen to your child read books from school. Help him/her figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words.
- Ask and answer questions about the books your child reads and talk about interesting characters, events and topics.
- Ask you child to retell and write about the events and information from a variety of books.
- If you have a computer in your home, have your child practice typing short responses to questions on the computer. Practice keyboarding skills.
- Practice strategies for addition and subtraction facts.
- Use a ruler, tape measure, and yard stick to measure different objects around the house in inches and centimeters.
- Go over your child's school papers with him every day and ask him to read them to you.