Second graders strive to make sense of their world and to make their personal world as safe and orderly as possible. Their desire leans towards becoming more organized and they sometimes experience self doubt. They dislike making mistakes and as a result they take less risk.
By second grade, most students have settled in and have begun to use the skills they learned in kindergarten and in first grade. They become more analytical in their thinking as they take on more complicated assignments. Second grade is an important time to develop social skills as they start to make friends. They perfer to work alone or with one close friend instead of a large group.