Developmentof SecondGradersIn School and LifeBy Chandra, Lee, Scott,Hannah and Nicole
Attributes of Second Graders Begin to reason and concentrate. Worry, are self-critical, and may express a lack of confidence. Demand more of their teachers time. Dislike being singled out, even for praise.
Second Grade Basic Skills Second grade offers the Apply more complex phonics skills in his reading. opportunity for plenty of Automatically read the 200 most review so that students truly commonly used words. master all the skills Write sentences using correct presented in first grade. punctuation and capitalization. Students will also learn to Recognize and use nouns and recognize familiar words action verbs in sentences. more rapidly, read new Write legibly in cursive. words, add and subtract Add and subtract any 2-digit number. faster, compose more Handle place value concepts for 3- complex sentences, spell digit whole numbers. many new words, and Identify time to include half-hour increase their reading and and 5-minute intervals. speaking vocabularies. In Identify the value of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, second grade, a typical and dollars. student will:
Intellectual development for7-8 year olds Eager for learning Enjoys hobbies and skills Likes to be challenged
Social development for 7-8year olds Likes more responsibility and independence Participates in loosely organized group play Concerned with self and others’ reaction May use aggression as to solve problems Starts division of sexes
Emotional development for 7-8 year olds May complain a lot May not respond promptly or hear directions Easily distracted May withdraw or not interact with others
Motor Development hand-eye coordination is well developed has good balance can execute simple gymnastic movements, such as somersaults
Physical development of 7-8year olds Drives self until exhausted May frequently pout Has well-established hand-eye coordination and is likely to be more interested in drawing and painting May have minor accidents Have fewer illnesses but may have colds for longer duration Appetite decreasing May develop nervous habits or assume awkward positions
Language and ThinkingDevelopment uses a vocabulary of several thousand words demonstrates a longer attention span uses serious, logical thinking; is thoughtful and reflective able to understand reasoning and make the right decisions can tell time; knows the days, months, and seasons can describe points of similarity between two objects begins to grasp that letters represent the sounds that form words able to solve more complex problems individual learning style becomes more clear-cut
How Parents can Help SecondGraders Develops a concept of herself. Begins to understand others. Gains respect for others. Builds relationships with others. Develops a sense of responsibility.
Red Flags Intellectual: Students who have trouble finding what hobbies or skills that they enjoy doing. Social: Not participating in groups, or having trouble making friends. Keeping to themselves Motor: Hand eye coordination or motor skills not developing. Language and thinking: Trouble pronouncing words or letter. Language and Thinking: Difficulty understanding written word and what sounds letters represent.