At school, teachers incorporate social emotional lessons via the Second Step curriculum. What some families don't know is that these lessons can be accessed and reinforced at home! This is great news because the more these skills are reinforced, practiced, and modeled, the more they "sink in" and become habit.
To access Second Step for families online:
1. Go to: https://www.secondstep.org/create-account
2. Under 'New Users', enter your Activation Key. If you have students in more than one grade level, chose one to start with. Once you create an account, you can select 'Add Activation Key' at any point to enter an additional code. The Activation Keys for each grade level are listed below:
4. You should be all set! By accessing 'My Dashboard', you will now be able to view additional information regarding the Second Step curriculum, including research studies surrounding Social Emotional Learning, the posters utilized by the curriculum, and Home Links for each lesson. Please do note that not every Second Step lesson is required for teachers in our district to cover so there will be Home Links for lessons that your students may not receive.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions related to Second Step!
Kailey is a Counselor at Newcastle Elementary School