Second-grade is a transitional year for students, which can make it challenging and exciting. During the year, we continue to build on the foundation that has been set in kindergarten and first- grade to prepare students to become independent readers and thinkers. Along with studying the core subjects, students have the opportunity to display their talents and creativity. Students are given the chance to participate in a Christmas musical and talent show each year. Many students are also nominated to participate in the local art show. An emphasis on character development and social skills is heavy in the classroom.