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Entering Second Grade

Here is a list of basic academic skills that students should bring into second grade:

Work independently at his/her desk
Listen to longer sets of directions
Read directions off the board, although some children may still have difficulty with this
Complete homework and bring it back on time
Sit in a chair for a longer period of time
Distinguish left from right
Read aloud first-grade books with accuracy and understanding
Tell time to the hour and half-hour using analog and digital clocks
Recognize coins and the value of each
Quickly answer addition problems with sums up to 20
Quickly answer subtraction problems with numbers 0 to 20
Complete two-digit addition and subtraction problems without regrouping

Life Skills:

Write his/her full name
Recite his/her full address and phone number
Tie his/her shoes