Second Step

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program in several classrooms to teach these critical skills.

The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:

1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.

2. Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others’ feelings. Students also learn how to take another’s perspective and how to show compassion.

3. Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.

4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.

Your child will be learning a lot this year—and he or she will need your help! Below are Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.

If you have any questions about the Second Step program, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills that lead to success in school and in life.

Sincerely,

School Social Workers

 

Grades K-3 discuss safety and watch The Safe Side Stranger Safety video before starting the Second Step curriculum.  Here is a handout for you to print and keep at home to help guide discussion with your children and to keep important emergency information in one place!

Safe Side handout


Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer