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Second Step Home Link-January 2019

Emotion Management, continued

During the months of December and January our Elementary Second Step lessons continue to focus on emotion management. Teachers will also be taking time to review with students the skills learned so far this year.

Students will learn about how calming down emotions that are getting out of control helps you think clearly. Students will be given time to practice noticing their own feelings by paying attention to clues in their bodies and identifying situations in which they might need to calm down. Teachers will be helping students anticipate times during the day when they might need to use their Second Step skills to calm down:

· Stop—Use your signal

· Name your feeling

· Calm down: Breathe, count, use positive self-talk


Second Step Brain Builders

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Want to try a Brain Builder at home? Check out the games linked below.

December and January Second Step Lessons

All Leander ISD students will grow his/her ability to Manage Emotions through several lessons during the months of December and January. Below you will find this month's Home Links that describe why managing strong emotions is important and include fun activities to do with your child to help him or her identify strong feelings and calm down. We hope the Home Links will give you tools to use together when your child is upset.

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.

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