In addition to being a big year for social learning, kindergarten is a year to get used to the routine of school, to learn to follow rules and to build basic math, reading and writing skills.
For many kids, 1st grade is a year to feel “big.” First grade teachers use that bigness as a way to challenge students to learn bigger things this year. Reading takes off, math becomes more complex and science and social studies explore beyond kids’ inner circles.
In 2nd grade, your child’s attention span is increasing, which means he’s able to learn more difficult concepts in one setting and apply them to other situations.
He’ll learn advanced addition and subtraction and work hard to become a fluent reader.