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


 Empathy and Respect  Unit 1 Lesson 1
 Listening with Attention  Unit 1 Lesson 2
 Being Assertive  Unit 1 Lesson 3
 Predicting Feelings  Unit 1 Lesson 4
 Taking Others' Perspectives  Unit 1 Lesson 5
 Accepting Differences  Unit 1 Lesson 6
 Disagreeing Respectfully  Unit 1 Lesson 7
 Responding with Compassion  Unit 1 Lesson 8