We will begin this school year with our Second Step Lessons. The first unit will focus on:
Skills Needed for Learning
Learning to Listen
Using Self Talk
Just a few suggested readings:
It’s Okay to Make Mistakes
by Todd Parr
This little book is like a reassuring pep talk. Did you color outside the lines? Then you were creative! Were you clumsy, or did you invent a new move? This cheerful book will have you looking on the bright side of everything.
(feelings, skills for learning)
My Mouth Is a Volcano!
by Julia Cook
Louis has a lot of important things to say, and the words just erupt out of his mouth. Then, one day in school, he realizes that other people have volcanoes for mouths, too.
(emotion management, empathy, skills for learning)
What Should Danny Do?
by Ganit and Adir Levy
Danny is training to be a superhero, and he faces a lot of choices. Make them with him: There are nine possible stories in this slim book. Each one shows how decisions can shape a life.
(consequences, empathy, skills for learning)
When Sophie Thinks She Can’t
by Molly Bang
When Sophie feels like she can’t do puzzles or math, she learns the most important word: “Yet.” She learns that when she tries and grows, she gets smarter every day. She just hadn’t figured out puzzles—yet.
(problem solving, skills for learning)
Log into the Second Step site and find many more suggestions!