In second grade reading and a solid foundation of math facts are the most important skills a student can master. Everything builds up from these skills. Students should also develop good study and focusing skills. In second grade, they will learn how to find answers in the text books. They will learn how to understand the meaning of words by reading around the word in the text. If a child has a good foundation in reading and math, then moving to Third Grade won’t be so frustrating. Finally, growing their independence is very important. The students will learn how to write their homework assignments or any other important notes down on their homework sheets for the day.