Second Grade

Here’s a link to the SSYRA books for all 3 grade bands (K-2, 3-5, 6-8):

Entering Second Grade Expectations


*Counts, reads and writes numbers to 100

*Adds and subtracts to 20

*Uses appropriate units of measurement (inches, feet, yards, centimeters,

meters) and appropriate tools (ruler, scale)

*Counts by 1, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100

*Knows all the shapes and how many sides and corners each has


*Can write a minimum of 3 complete, coherent and logically sequenced

sentences that focus on a single topic


*Recognize and produce sound combinations: blends (th, sh, ch, br etc.)

*Determine meaning of suffixes, compound words and contractions

*Can sequence major story events (tell what happened first, second, etc.)

*Correct spelling of basic sight words


* Works and plays well with others

* Can follow directions

* Can follow basic classroom rules (raising their hand, respectful of others, etc.)

* Takes care of personal needs


Your child should read 20 minutes a day. Find an author or book that

interests them and have them read daily.