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Second Grade


Essential Skill #1

Reading – Please encourage your child to read for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes a day.  Reading skills are necessary for success with the second-grade curriculum. Students especially need strong phonics skills, such as knowing digraphs, trigraphs, and blends. Click here for examples and ideas.

The SmartyAnts program your child used in first grade is an excellent way for your child to continue to work on reading skills over the summer, too.

Essential Skill #2

Memorization of Addition Facts – Second graders need to have addition facts memorized without counting. They should be able to answer each fact within two seconds.  If your child is capable, beginning to memorize subtraction facts would be an advantage.

We recommend you use the following website to practice, in addition to using math flash cards:

Click Here


Click here to review the Houghton-Mifflin online activities

The Big Bushy Mustache story on YouTube

Friendly Letter

Practice your typing skills

Visit Dance Mat to type like a superstar second grader!

click here

Feel like you've mastered the Dance Mat? Access through your child's Clever portal.

Work on your math facts

Work on your math facts – click here

Choose the property, setup, sum and difference total, and whether or not you'd like to be timed. Then review any missed facts. Math was never so cool, and it only take a few minutes!