Second Step Grade 5

This year we will begin teaching Second Step in fifth grade.  The Second Step middle school program is a universal, classroom-based program that addresses the core competencies and problematic behaviors shown to affect students' success in school and in life. Lessons will be taught on a bi-weekly bases, and will include an in-class lesson as well as a Home Link component.  Students will be sent home with the Home Link for each lesson, however they are also available to download and print here.  Both Spanish and English versions are available.  The main topics that will be covered this year are Empathy and Communication, recognizing and preventing mean spirited behaviors, emotion management, problem solving, and substance abuse prevention.

Classroom Instruction


 October 5, 2016  Pre-Assessment and Feedback Session  
 October 26, 2016  Empathy and Respect  Unit 1 Lesson 1
 November 2, 2016  Empathy and Respect cont.  
 November 16, 2016  Listening with Attention   Unit 1 Lesson 2
 November 30, 2016  Listening with Attention cont.  
 December 21, 2016  Being Assertive   Unit 1 Lesson 3
January 11, 2017  Predicting Feelings   Unit 1 Lesson 4
February 1, 2017  Predicting Feelings cont.  
February 15, 2017  Taking Others Perspectives    Unit 1 Lesson 5
March 8, 2017  Taking Others Perspectives cont.  
March 22, 2017  Accepting Differences   Unit 1 Lesson 6
April 5, 2017  Accepting Differences cont.  
April 26, 2017  Disagreeing Respectfully   Unit 1 Lesson 7
May 3, 2017  Disagreeing Respectfully cont.