We might be biased, but second grade is the best! It is the year that students gain more independence in all academic areas. In reading, they will increase their ability to comprehend texts, including fiction and nonfiction. In writing, they will write personal narratives, informational writing, opinion pieces, and poetry. In math, they will learn strategies to add and subtract three digit numbers to solve real life word problems, measure time and length, and recognize shapes and their attributes. In science, they will learn the states of matter, force and motion, and animal life cycles. In social studies, they will learn about the historical figures of Georgia, citizenship traits, map skills, and a touch of economics.