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Classroom Challenge: Reinforcing SEL Lessons with Haiku

Support the SEL Lessons Learned in Class with this Fun, Free Activity

Reinforcing classroom lessons with activities that challenge students’ creativity is an excellent way to support their comprehension and internalization of what they’re learning. Encourage your students to get creative and explore the rhythm of writing haiku!… Read More


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FREE Classroom Challenge—“Can’t Stop the Feeling” Video Treasure Hunt

Take Students on an Interactive Adventure

In this classroom challenge, students can look up, down, and all around for their favorite Second Step characters in our 360º New Year’s video! This musical classroom challenge celebrates educators and the kids who work year-round to learn SEL skills. … Read More


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Support Tree: Who is Safe to Ask for Help—Activity

Identifying People Children Can Go To for Help

Grades EL–3—When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.… Read More


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The Invisible Boy: Classroom Discussions—Activity

Life Lessons—Addressing & Reaching Out to the Socially Excluded, Invisible Child

Grades 1–5—This free classroom activity includes before-, during-, and after-reading prompts and instructions to help teachers guide a discussion about how it feels to be excluded and what students can do to help.… Read More