PreK-2nd Grade This is a busy time for young children. They are learning many new skills. Children might be learning to read, starting to write, tying shoelaces, trying to help our at home, and wanting to do things by themselves. These are important tasks for young children to learn. Children are also learning how to understand and manage their feelings.They are learning how to make a friend and be a friend. They are also learning how to solve problems with other children. They are learning these things throughout the day in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. Children are learning by watching and listening to how teacher, family members, and friends interact with each other. Just like reading and writing, these areas of learning also have specific skills that need to be taught. We will be using a program call Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum to help us learn and practice these social-emotional skills.
Children who learn and use these skills are more likely to get along with other people and to do better in school.
3rd-5th Grade This is a busy time for children who are learning many new skills in school. They may be reading chapter books, writing stories, using graphs, or starting to play a musical instrument. These are all important skills for children to learn. Another area of learning that requires specific skills is social-emotional learning. These important skills are often overlooked. This is the realm where children learn how to understand and manage their feelings, how to make friends and be a friend, and how to solve social problems. Learning takes place throughout the day-in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. Children learn by watching and listening to how teachers, family members, and friends interact with one another. We will be using a curriculum called the Second Step program to help us think about, develop, and practice positive social skills. Research tells us that children who learn and use these skills are more likely to get along with others and do better in school.
The Second Step lessons will be taught during Specials classes one day a week.