K-5 Character Education
What is Second Step?
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
What I will need from teachers and staff
I will be sending home a parent link letter where parents can log online and view the second step program. This letter also explains the 2nd Step program to the parents.
Lastly, I will occasionally be sending home a home link where students can do an activity with their parents. This will be optional, but I would like to reward those who bring back their home links back.
Thank you for all your support!!!
I'm so excited to get this program going school wide!!!!!!