Welcome to Second Grade!
Now is the time to help your child learn the basics. As your child moves through second grade, expect him or her to show an interest in books, to begin reading independently and to rely less on adults for help.
As a parent or guardian, you are your child's first teacher. You play an important role in helping your child meet the high academic expectations that Saint Paul has set for all children.
Think of the work your second grader is doing to meet these expectations as "stepping stones." If your child can successfully do the work expected in second grade programs now, he or she will be ready for the challenges of third grade.