Second Step Curriculum

Dear Richmond Elementary Families,

We want your student(s) to be as successful as possible at school. However, 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. In the Sierra Sands Unified School District, counselors use Second Step curriculum in students' 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 see another person's perspective and how to show compassion.

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.

Additionally, Second Step curriculum comes with optional activities that can be completed at home. 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. They are linked below.

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.

Sincerely,

Mr. Hara

Current Second Step Lesson

Second Step Home Links:
(All lessons included)

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

Second Step Home Links in Spanish:
(All lessons included)

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
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