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2nd Grade

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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

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

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

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

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

Language Arts in Second Grade

Language Arts in Second GradeWhat Kids Should Learn in Reading In the area of reading, the teacher's principle goal is that the children view reading as central to learning and as a source of endless information and enjoyment. The teacher also wants each child to know that he or she can be a successful reader. More specifically, the second grade curriculum is designed to ensure that children can read more

Make a Table

Children use a table to solve addition problems. read more

Mathematics in Second Grade

Mathematics in Second GradeMathematics in grade two builds on what the child has already learned; experience in using math is a process of continuous growth. Although second graders are introduced to new, more complex forms of math, the study of mathematics remains far more concrete than abstract -- numbers stand for something that the children can see. read more

Maze Subtraction

Children solve subtraction problems to move through a maze. read more

Missing Parts Through 10

Subtraction practice is the focus of this worksheet. read more

Missing Parts to Seven

Children are encouraged to use counters to practice adding and subtracting. read more

Odd and Even Color Coding

Children are asked to color-code numbered boxes by whether they are odd or even. read more

Order Numbers 1 to 10

This connect-the-dots activity will help Children to put numbers in order. read more

Patterns in Data

Children use a data chart to answer an addition word problem. read more

Patterns in Geometry (Grades Pre-K-2)

Children try to determine the pattern in groups of geometric shapes. read more