Hello and welcome to second grade. It’s a very busy time for eight year olds as they continue to deepen their learning from first grade. In reading, they move from learning to read to reading to learn. In writing, they begin the task of organizing their thoughts into paragraphs. In math, they learn strategies to regroup numbers when adding and subtracting two and three digit equations. In science, it’s about balance, motion, air, and weather. In social studies it’s about comparing and contrasting communities, our own and one from another country; endangered animals; maps and landforms. In religion, many second graders celebrate their first Eucharist. There will be lots of work but lots to learn!