MY DAUGHTER IS NOW IN THE SECOND GRADE. WHAT EXACTLY SHOULD THEY BE LEARNING?
Kathy - posted on 02/27/2010
My son is in the 2nd grade too he has learned different things, I know this past couple of weeks or so they have read and learned about Helen Killer. He is learning mulitpcation tables and long addition and subtraction. It seems to me that he and few in his class that has been together since Kindergarten is more advanced. He has even came home talking about colleges now remind he is only 7 and will be 8 in May he has already has his college picked out and knows how is going and everything.
Ok Rooseline, as a mother I would hate that too. I wouldn't want your daughter or anyones baby to feel that way. I personally know from my own experience how that feels (neither of my parents spoke english), I was always the quite good well mannered girl in the classroom. I grew up in the public school system here were I live (that's way no way for my children). I was always given little certificates, told I was doing great and in 8th grade I was told I had a fourth grade reading level and almost made fun of by my teacher. I didn't let that get me down, I pushed myself and in college I earned a 4.0. I push my children slightly harder then other parents around me, I do believe that their brains are like sponges. They absorb positive and negative things so I take advantage of that. I play math, spelling and science games with them. I check their homework every single night and read the chapters they are on and quiz them. I play in the car, grocery store and in the doctor's office. Every chance I get to bring up what they are learning or have learned I do. Believe me it helps so much. If she is on chapter books get her the Stanley Lambchop series they are short and you can help her. I have educational websites that were given to me from their schools to reinforce what they learn at first they my seem kind of kiddy but they are great. I have them saved to the favorites on my daughter's computer I will send them to you asap. I hope this really helps and keep her motivated. She is beautiful by the way!!! Talk to you soon...
ROOSELINE - posted on 12/15/2009
THANK YOU SO MUCH MARCIA. I JUST MOVED TO GA FROM FL AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IN GA THEY ARE MORE ADVANCED THEN THE SCHOOL THAT SHE WENT TO IN FL SO I DIDNT KNOW IF THEY WERE OVER WORKING HER OR NOT. HOPEFULLY SHE WILL BE ABLE TO CATCH UP ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE DOING, I JUST DONT WANT HER TO FEEL AS IF SHE IS LESS SMARTER THAN OTHERS IN THE CLASS.
Hi again, I agree with Josephine. I have more from my daughters studies. Once again just keep in mind they push harder in some schools then others. My daughter is being reinforced addition, subtraction, measurements, telling the time in math. In science she is learning more about polution and habitats. In spelling the dictionary and looking up words and writing definitions. They are writing letter just about weekly and using proper grammar. As I mentioned in the previous post reading chapter books now. I hope this helps, Good Luck!!!:0)
Josephine - posted on 12/14/2009
Go over stuff she brought home throughout the year. I personally feel that kids have already learnt alot in school and parents as partners, reinforce those concepts at home. Discuss it with her. Mastery of basic number skills is important and so is environmental awareness like life-sciences.
Hi Rooseline, my daughter is 7 and in the second grade she read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and the series of Stanley by Jeff Brown during the summer and for this December vacation 3rd chapter books. I have her in a private religious school. I do not know what public schools are reading. Good luck!!!
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