Second Grade Resources and Activities - FamilyEducation

2nd Grade

Discover what's going on in your second grader's classroom. Find out how you can enhance her learning experience at school and encourage her educational development at home. Build her academic strengths with our skill-builders. Be alert to possible social struggles as your child progresses through school.

Add Across and Down

Children learn to add across and down. read more

Adding to 18

Give this handout to families to help them support their child's skills in addition and subtraction. read more

Addition Practice

Children practice making a variety of number sentences that total 12. read more

Addition Practice and Connect the Dots

After children find the sums to these problems, they will have a connect-the-dots picture of a plant. read more

Algebra Tiles

This printable page contains ready-to-use algebra tiles. read more

Animal Home Puzzles

Creating a puzzle on animal homes will help children to classify animals. read more

Buying Shells

Children solve addition problems while learning various ways to count to nine. read more

Choose an Operation

Children practice adding and subtracting by writing their own math sentences to match the pictures given. read more

Class Vote for Favorite Season

Children practice reading a pictograph by surveying the favorite seasons of their classmates. read more

Coin Patterns

Groupings of coins will provide children with the opportunity to determine the patterns. read more

Collect and Use Data

Children make a tally chart of classmates' favorite colors. read more

Counting Leaves and Acorns

Children practice adding and counting leaves and acorns. read more

Critical Thinking: Similar

Children practice classification by identifying similar objects and putting them into groups. read more

Describing Letter to Parents

This letter to be sent home to parents suggests some activities for them to do with their child to enhance describing skills. read more

Describing Letter to Parents - Spanish Version

This letter (in Spanish) to be sent home to parents suggests some activities for them to do with their child to enhance describing skills. read more

Dividing in Half

Children decide how to divide objects in half. read more

Do Your Know What Your Second-Grader Should Know?

Will she begin writing in cursive this year? Take this quiz and find out! read more

Draw a Picture

Children draw pictures and practice writing addition sentences. read more

Estimating and Measuring Letter to Parents

This letter should be sent home to parents to suggest activities for parents to do with their children to enhance estimation and measurement skills. read more

Estimating and Measuring Letter to Parents - Spanish Version

This letter (in Spanish) should be sent home to parents to suggest activities for parents to do with their children to enhance estimation and measurement skills. read more

Explore Addition with Fish

By drawing fish in bowls and sorting them, children can write math stories. read more

Explore Subtraction

In this activity, students explore subtraction by solving math problems. read more

Faces of Solids

Children draw the missing face in the pattern of each solid to practice identifying geometric solids. read more

Fractioned Kites

Children identify fractions in geometric shapes. read more

Fractions in a Set

Children identify fractions using pictures. read more

Graphing

Give this handout to families to help them encourage their child to create graphs at home. read more

Graphing: For Spanish Speakers

This handout for Spanish speaking families helps them encourage their child's graphing skills at home. read more

Grouping

Children practice the early learning math skill of grouping. read more

How They Grow in Second Grade

How They Grow in Second GradeWhere They AreAt age seven, children start to focus a bit more. They:Begin to reason and concentrate.Worry, are self-critical, and may express a lack of confidence.Demand more of their teacher's time.Dislike being singled out, even for praise.Where They're GoingAt seven years old, your child is continuing to learn about herself and others. You can help by encouraging her as she: read more