The second grade theme for this year is “Step Back-Put Other’s First.” We will be focusing on Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other as in Christ God forgave us.”
Second graders at MAK work very hard at developing their reading and writing skills. This is one of the main focuses for the year. Students learn many reading and writing strategies that can be used for the rest of their lives. They also get to enjoy hearing lots of stories told to them during Read-A-Loud time in class each day. We read through many funny and adventurous stories.
Students spend time in second grade asking questions to help them understand more about math. They find many different strategies that allow them to solve real life math problems in multiple ways. It is always exciting to see students begin to understand why things work in math and how to apply that to life.
Second graders also love reading through an online newspaper each day. They learn about things happening all over the world. Many students say this is one of their favorite things to do during the day. It helps them learn new information, and it also helps to keep kids connected to what is going on around them.