Although every child is unique and has his or her own developmental timetable, second graders share many characteristics. Making friends begins to be very important for this age group, even though they may change “best” friends often. Their sense of humor develops and they like to hear and tell jokes. Second graders’ vocabularies are growing and they love to talk!
Second Grade is a transitional year at school. Students are solidifying all of the basic skills they have learned and are preparing to apply these skills to the increased demands of third grade. They are developing a longer attention span, but still need concrete, hands-on experiences to learn.