Second grade builds confidence in children’s academic abilities, which allows for more risk-taking and fosters the desire to discover more about their world. Our second graders are eager to learn how things work and explore concepts of time and quantity. Reading, writing, and creating stories are often their favorite activities. Our teachers provide a multitude of opportunities from which children learn and grow. Students learn to cooperate with one another and to appreciate the individual qualities of their classmates.
Second graders attend weekly co-curricular classes including Art, Music, Library/Media, Science Lab, Spanish, Imagination Lab, and Physical Education. Teachers continue to encourage strong values through our Character Education program.
Special activities for second graders include their last performance in our annual Pumpkin Parade. In December, the second graders become "children of the world" for our annual Christmas Pageant. Each February, second graders pack goodie boxes for soldiers through the Raleigh Civitan Club. They also play a role in planting and tending to our learning garden. Although current circumstances have led us to reimagine some of our traditions and field trip opportunities, in a typical year second grade field trips include a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Prairie Ridge Ecostation, a local orthodontics office, and a performance at the Raleigh Little Theater.