Second Graders at The Harbor School continue developing and learning in the same positive manner as they did in earlier years. The teacher encourages each child to become an independent, self-motivated learner who takes an active part in his or her own learning process. The curriculum in Second Grade is integrated across subject matters. Math investigations can lend themselves to music or art, and scientific experiments may cross over into language, writing, math and art. Similarly, reading opens the door to the world in Second Grade. Though the children continue to have daily reading lessons in small groups, children also read many fiction and nonfiction books relating to the Science and Social Studies curriculum. Reading and Writing are everyday activities and are done in all subjects including Science, Math, Spanish and Social Studies.
Second Graders are Harbor's senior class. As the oldest children in the school, they shoulder greater responsibility. They are encouraged to see themselves as role models for the younger children and realize that teachers and other students have high expectations of them. They act as "buddies" to the Preschool children, preparing stories and games to share with them.