Hello! I was offered second grade two days ago ~ and am thrilled! I have a few questions about second grade, as I am moving from first. I have 2 years experience in Kinder and 3 years experience in first. ~do the second graders tear out their own worksheets? ~should literacy centers still be wholly manipulative based? ~would groups of 5 desks work as well as they did in first? I guess all of this is trial and error, and very much depends on the groups of children I get!!! I am SO VERY excited to be moving. I am anxious to work with more mature students. I am a Catholic School teacher and the second graders make two sacraments in second grade and I am so pleased to prepare them for that! Thank you so much for your help.