Your child’s second grade year had some unusual challenges as schools shut their doors and learning moved online. Did your child master the skills they need to be ready for next year? Here’s a rough idea of the academic and social skills that kids acquire in second grade. If your child is not proficient in some of these areas, don’t worry. No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. Choose a few to work on this summer, but keep things low pressure — for you and for your child! In these extreme circumstances, extra pressure isn’t good for anyone.

By the end of 2nd grade, kids should be able to:

Find out more about your second grader and reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

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Updated: June 10, 2020