Follow this link for some resources from Second Step, the curriculum used weekly for social emotional learning in the classroom. The focus is how to cope in trying times.
SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is taught at Grand Ridge through our Second Step curriculum. There are also lots of ways to learn and practice social emotional topics at home.
Click the pictures below for SEL activities to do at home over summer vacation!
Click the links below for resources:
Understanding Race and Privilege
Talking to Kids About Race
How to talk to your children about the #BlackLivesMatter protests happening around the country
How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
Embrace Race webinars
Click the links below for some gratitude resources!
Gratitude Activities for Children
How Gratitude can Help
The social skills curriculum we use at school has released a program called "The Imagine Neighborhood Daily Adventures: Second Step Problem Solving Activities for Grades K-5." This is a special and timely program based on the Second Step Problem Solving Unit. It is designed specifically for remote learning. There are research-based, family-friendly activities for every day of the week! "Play, listen, move, and practice mindfulness while learning important social-emotional skills that will help make staying home a little more manageable and a lot more fun."
Week one focuses on calming down when conflicts arise. In the link below, you can find all the activities broken down by each day of the week! You can start it today, tomorrow, or next week!
Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Fernstrom would like to invite you to have virtual lunch with us and other students from your grade. This will give us all a chance to "hang out" together and learn a little bit more about each other. Each "lunch" will start out with a quick overview of our expectations (just like in the classroom or lunchroom at school) and a question of the day that we will send out beforehand. This will be followed by a time for sharing. Each week we will have a different topic for sharing. The first week it will be "What have you been making at home?". We would love to see your art masterpieces, building creations, something amazing from your kitchen, or anything you have made that you would like to share!
there will be a limited number of spaces available through a sign up form
we will try to accommodate anyone who is interested by adding more sessions as needed
sessions will be by grade level
once each session is organized, we will send out the link to a Zoom meeting to a guardian email address along with the question of the day and the topic for sharing time
we will be using common zoom classroom expectations around respect, responsibility, and safety
the link to sign up will be sent out each week in our newsletter for lunches the following week
CLICK HERE to sign up!
Second Step social skills curriculum now has videos and lessons for parents. No password or login required!
First Grade Lessons
Second Grade Lessons
Third Grade Lessons
Fourth Grade Lessons
Fifth Grade Lessons
Free Growth Mindset Printouts For Parents: 30 Minutes of Easy Lessons
Growth Mindset Coloring Pages
Random Acts of Kindness Ideas during Covid-19:
Read About Empathy:
Click the links for a YouTube video of the book:
Hey, Little Ant by Hannah and Phillip Hoose
Everyone by Christopher Silas Neal
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Mindfulness is a practice that helps kids and their adults calm their brains, focus their attention, and focus on the world around them. It can be a way to calm and refocus in these uncertain times.
Here are some sites that have guided mindfulness practice and videos:
Mind Yeti (also linked on Second Step website)
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Activities from Mrs. Fernstrom