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Grade two Hero Image

By second grade, students have gained a sense of independence and self-awareness and are ready to start solving problems on their own. Teachers use the research-based Second Step lessons and accompanying games, videos, and daily activities to teach students skills—such as how to avoid assumptions, pay attention and listen, finish tasks, and show compassion—that can lead to gains in confidence and school success.



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Second Step Grade 2 Classroom Kit $389

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
  • 4 colorful classroom posters
  • 4 Skills for Learning Cards
  • Grade 2 lesson DVD
  • Sing and Step CD

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 30–35 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.
unit 1
Skills For Learning
  • Being Respectful
  • Focusing Attention and Listening
  • Using Self-Talk
  • Being Assertive
unit 2
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Learning More About Feelings
  • Feeling Confident
  • Respecting Different Preferences
  • Showing Compassion
  • Predicting Feelings
unit 3
Emotion Management
  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Managing Embarrassment
  • Handling Making Mistakes
  • Managing Anxious Feelings
  • Managing Anger
  • Finishing Tasks
unit 4
Problem Solving
  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Responding to Playground Exclusion
  • Playing Fairly on the Playground
  • 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

“What struck me most were the stories about students spontaneously applying the skills they had learned in the classroom when they are out on the playground or away from school.”

Lisa Pedrini, Manager 
Social Responsibility & Diversity, Vancouver, BC

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


Lesson 17: Solving Problems, Part 1

Problem Solving with Anthony, parts 1–4

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