Second graders build on the firm foundations of their first grade year.
Their literacy is stretched as they write poetry, daily journal entries, and autobiographies. They read and write letters, fables, and stories of all kinds.
Second grade students add facility to their math skills and gain a deeper understanding of time and money. They begin to learn about the world outside of their immediate experience with the beginnings of geography. In Social Studies, children compare and contrast New York City with Tokyo, studying the transportation and buildings, and exploring how children live in each city.
Students learn through hands-on activities: creating a New York City subway car in their classroom hallway, writing haiku and "Poetry in Motion," performing a tea ceremony, building a model of the Brooklyn Bridge, and practicing origami. It is a year of growth and development, stretching children through concrete experiences toward greater mastery of the wider world.