Second Graders

Second Graders

...are still dependent on teachers and adults but are becoming more independent
...need a variety of different activities
...learn best when involved in activity with real objects and experiences
...need a lot of reminders
...need to experience success at simple tasks
...need acceptance of their feelings of joy, fear, sadness, and anger
...need to be encouraged to share
...are beginning to make moral decisions
...attention span is no more than seven minutes
...family is very important and a source of pride
...emotionally involved with their teacher and want very much to be liked by him or her
...enjoy hearing stories from the Bible
...enjoy ceremony and ritual action such as processions, liturgical gestures and blessings
...are comfortable with formal and spontaneous prayer
...imagine God as a human person

2nd Grade Curriculum Guide for Parents