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Second Step
Second Step is our K-5 curriculum for SEL. Each grade level has lessons throughout the school year that promote school success, build school connectedness and help foster a safe and respectful school climate. There are four major themes: Skills for Learning, Emotion Management, Having Empathy, and Solving Problems. Skills are developed in each of these areas through direct teaching using a range of activities that are developmentally appropriate. Longfellow has mapped out each of the themes or units K-5 that are taught by each child's classroom teacher and reinforced by all adults throughout the school day and school year!

To learn more about Second Step watch this overview video or this sample lesson.

2018-2019 was our first year of implementation of Second Step. Students, families and teachers provided strong, positive feedback for the program at Longfellow and we look forward to future success as we team to develop each student's self-regulation, social-emotional competencies and school connectedness.