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  • n. The period in school that comes after first grade and before third grade.


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  • He hadn’t spent every night of his childhood lying in bed, making up elaborate, Disney-flavored fantasies about winning the county spelling bee or starring in the second grade play and finally catching the attention of a mother who couldn’t be bothered to venture east of L.A. or west of Manhattan because “Mommy’s got to work Fashion Week, darling.”

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • In the first grade, I was the one who invited Sylvia Unger to my birthday party nine years before her first suicide attempt, and from the second grade on, the weird and friendless sat with me at lunch.

    The Six Rules of Maybe

  • Ellen Javernick is a second grade teacher in Loveland, Colorado.

    A Book of Miracles

  • The classical course of the first grade is given in the gymnasia (colleges) and extends over a course of five years; that of the second grade is given in the lyceums, the course being three years.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Brewster the horridest-looking child! said Eliza, who had the second grade all to herself, although Molly now read out of the second reader with her.

    Understood Betsy

  • “S’funny,” I said through gritted teeth, “I used to know a bully in second grade who was always asking me the same thing.”

    Miss Misery


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