Throughout the school year, your student will be attending School Counseling lessons. This year we are using the Second Step Program. Second Step is an evidenced-based social - emotional curriculum. On this page, you will find what lessons they will be learning as well as "Home Links" so you can continue their learning and growing at home.


To access Home Link, please visit You will need to add the activation code for your grade and create an account. Activation codes can be found in the School Counselor Newsletters.


September 4:

Lesson topic: Empathy and Respect

Why this lesson matters: Students who accurately identify emotions tend to be less aggressive and more accepted by peers, and tend to have better social skills. Students with high emotional understanding at age five are more likely to show academic gains by age nine.

Another part of of empathy is to understand typical causes of emotions. Most five-and six- year olds can explain the causes of their own and others’ emotions.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Students will have four lessons that specifically address bullying.