Welcome to the Summer Academic Resource Center for Upcoming Second Graders


Objective: Identify and complete punctuation correctly in sentences.

Objective: Identify nouns and verbs.

Objective: Use common language rules and letter combinations to read unknown words.

Objective: Recognize and fluently read commonly seen words.


Objective: Read everyday by yourself, to someone, and have someone read to you.

Objective: Understand what you are reading and hearing.


Objective: Write often.
  • The more you read, the better you write. The more you write, the better you read! Writing daily builds stamina and increases success in all subjects.
  • It can be as simple as creating lists: shopping lists, "places to go" lists, "things to do" lists, "people to see" lists, etc.

Objective: Record your thoughts and adventures in a journal.
  • Get a cool notebook or decorate a composition notebook. Write the date at the top of each page before you begin writing for the day.
  • Creative Writing Journal Topics

Objective: Write neat and clear.

Objective: Write all different genres.
  • Personal Narrative: a story about something that has happened to you, a "small moment"
  • Fiction: a make-believe story
  • Realistic Fiction: a make-believe story that could really happen
  • Non-Fiction / Report: tell real and true information
  • Functional: teaches how to do something, a "how to"
  • Persuasive: convince someone to do something you want

Objective: Edit your writing
  • Your writing should include:
    • a title
    • capital letters for your title and other titles in writing
    • capital letters for the names of people, places, months, or days
    • capital letters at the beginning of sentences
    • periods ("full stops") or exclamation marks at the end of statements
    • question marks at the end of questions
    • sentences that do not start with 'and' or 'but'
    • no capital letters in the middle of words


Objective: Always work neatly
  • Handwriting is important, even in math. Taking time to organize work will allow you to focus on the math involved, preventing the opportunity for careless mistakes.

Objective: Always double check your work
  • You should try 2 strategies for each problem in order to check your work.

Objective: Show all of your thinking on paper
  • This will help you keep track of what you are thinking and doing. It also helps the teacher to see what you are thinking.

Objective: Represent numbers up to three digits (hundreds, tens, ones) with a strong understanding of place value
  • When working with a number (such as 258), ask yourself questions such as, "What digit is in the tens place?" (5) and "What is the value of the 5 in this number? (5 groups of 10, or 50)
  • Play the game "Build a Number"- Use a set of number cards. Choose 3 cards from the deck. Arrange the cards to make the largest three digit number possible using all three cards. Now arrange the cards to make the smallest three digit number possible using all three cards.
  • Place Value Game

Objective: Know and be fluent with addition and subtraction combinations with sums to 10 and related subtraction combinations
  • Do not worry about memorizing! Instead, practice relating combinations together. For example, practice doubles combinations together (a number plus itself like 3+3). This will help you see patterns in numbers and work to build your number sense. Other combinations to know include adding and subtracting 1 & 2, and combinations of 10.
  • Play the game "Tens Go Fish." This is just like playing "Go Fish" with number cards. Instead of making matches of the same number, you are working to make combinations of 10 for a match. For example, If I have a 3, I would ask my partner for a 7 to make a combination of 10.)
  • Ten Frame game
  • Lines of Ten game

Objective: Continue repeating and growing patterns, fill in missing terms, and explain your thinking by using the hundreds chart as a model.
  • Use a hundreds chart to become more familar with number patterns. Choose a number and place a game board marker (bingo chip, coin, etc.) on it. Ask a partner to give you directions to where to move the marker. For example, start on 13. Add 3, subtract 1, add 10. What number did you land on?
  • Play the game "Guess My Number." Using the hundreds chart, have a partner give you a clue about a number, then you guess which number they are talking about. Example #1- What number has 6 tens and 4 ones? Example #2- What number is three more than 27? Example #3- What number is even, has three groups of ten, and is two less than 32?
  • Give the Dog a Bone game

Objective: Extend number patterns by skip counting by 2's, 5's, 10's
  • Practice skip counting daily. Use objects to help you. You can also say them out loud to a friend or family member. When skip counting, you don't have to start with the number you are skip counting by. For example, when skip counting by 10's you can begin with 7 and say "7, 17, 27, 37" etc. The pattern is adding 10 each time, not counting by 7's.
  • Count backwards- this will help with subtraction.
  • The Counting Game
  • Skip Counting with pictures

Objective: Identify, combine, and compare values of money (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) up to $1.00. Record using both a dollar sign and cent sign.
  • Practice identifying coins when out paying for items or counting coins in your piggy bank.
  • Play a shopping game. Place a price tag on an item like a pencil (example $0.27). What coins would you need to purchase that item? How many different ways can you make $0.27? How can you make $0.27 using the least amount of coins?
  • Counting Coins game
  • Finding Coins game


Objective: Observe the world around you
  • Be sure to pay attention to the little things throughout your day

Objective: Use the process skills
  • Be sure to observe, measure, infer, classify, predict, and then communicate the results.

Objective: Be safe
  • Always make sure to ask an adult for help and supervision when experimenting.

Objective: Experiment