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Second Step Home Link-October 2018


This month, our elementary Second Step theme is empathy. Students will be learning to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.

Please tell your child’s teacher or counselor if you have any questions about how you can help your child learn to identify feelings and show empathy and compassion at home.

October Second Step Lessons

All Leander ISD students will grow his/her Empathy and Emotion Management through several lessons during the month of October. The Home Links for each lesson describe why empathy is important and include fun activities to do with your child to help him or her identify feelings and practice showing empathy and compassion. We hope you find them helpful.

Click on each lesson to view the available Home Link activities. Please note, due to specific campus events, some campuses may not be covering all of these lessons this month.

Pre-K: Following Directions, Asking for What You Need or Want, Identifying Feelings

Kindergarten: Being Assertive, Feelings, More Feelings

Grade 1: Being Assertive, Identifying Feelings, Looking for More Clues

Grade 2: Identifying Feelings, Learning More About Feelings, Feeling Confident

Grade 3: Identifying Others' Feelings, Understanding Perspectives, Conflicting Feelings

Grade 4: Understanding Complex Feelings, Understanding Different Perspectives, Conversation and Compliments

Grade 5: Taking Others' Perspectives, Accepting Differences, Disagreeing Respectfully

Mind Yeti

It’s a nonstop, busy world. Mind Yeti was developed by mindfulness and social-emotional learning experts to be an easy way to take a purposeful pause.

  • For kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 (and their adults)
  • 15 short, free-forever audio sessions
  • A growing library of premium content
  • Available on web and iOS

Access Online Content

Use the grade level activation key listed below at www.secondstep.org to access videos and get more information about what your student is learning.


Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70

Grade 1: SSP1 FAMI LY71

Grade 2: SSP2 FAMI LY72

Grade 3: SSP3 FAMI LY73

Grade 4: SSP4 FAMI LY74

Grade 5: SSP5 FAMI LY75