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First-graders feel big. They’re no longer the youngest, and they’re learning and growing fast. Socially and emotionally, they need skills such as knowing how to calm down, get along with others, and practice empathy. The research-based Second Step program makes learning those lessons fun with colorful materials, new songs and videos, puppets, and engaging Brain Builder games.



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Second Step Grade 1 Classroom Kit $439

Included in the Classroom Kit

You’ll find everything you’ll need to teach the program in the classroom:

  • 22 durable 11" x 17" color photo-lesson cards
  • Teaching Materials Notebook with:
    • 22 Following Through Cards
    • Take-home activities and Family Letters
    • Assessments and handouts
  • 5 colorful classroom posters
  • 4 Listening Rules Cards
  • 2 high-quality puppets (Puppy and Snail)
  • Grade 1 lesson DVD
  • Sing Out Loud CD

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 20–30 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.
unit 1
Skills For Learning
  • Learning to Listen
  • Focusing Attention
  • Following Directions
  • Self-Talk for Staying on Task
  • Being Assertive
unit 2
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Looking for More Clues
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Feelings Change
  • Accidents
  • Showing Care and Concern
unit 3
Emotion Management
  • Identifying Our Own Feelings
  • Strong Feelings
  • Calming Down Anger
  • Self-Talk for Calming Down
  • Managing Worry
unit 4
Problem Solving
  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Fair Ways to Play
  • Inviting to Join In
  • Handling Name-Calling
  • Reviewing Second Step Skills

What’s in a Kit?

More Content Online!

  • Online training
  • Teaching instructions
  • Summative assessments
  • Digital versions of teaching resources
  • Spanish translations of lesson and family materials

“I don’t think anybody understands the need for social-emotional learning more than the teacher in the classroom, which is really where this hits. It changes the culture of learning. It allows more learning to happen. It strengthens the ability for children to focus, to feel safe.”

Lori Vollandt, Coordinator, Health Education Programs
LA Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

Call to order the Second Step program: 800-634-4449

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