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Counselor's Corner

 Dear Family,

We want your child to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program in your child’s classroom to teach these critical skills.

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, 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 
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.

Your child will be learning a lot this year—and he or she will need your help! Throughout the year, there will be Home Links available on the school website that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.

If you have any questions about the Second Step program, please do not hesitate 
to contact me for more information. Thank you for supporting your child in learning 
the skills that lead to success in school and in life.


Elementary Counselor

P.S. Make sure to join with the activation key to watch videos about the Second Step program and get information about what your student is learning.

Activation Keys:
SSPK FAMI LY70 – Kindergarten
SSP1 FAMI LY71 – 1st grade
SSP2 FAMI LY72 – 2nd grade
SSP3 FAMI LY73 – 3rd grade
SSP4 FAMI LY74 – 4th grade
SSP5 FAMI LY75 – 5th grade
SSP6 FAMI LY12 – 6th grade

Lesson Links: