Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 1

Excited to learn

First-graders feel big. They’re no longer the youngest, and they’re learning and growing fast. Socially and emotionally, they need skills such as knowing how to calm down, get along with others, and practice empathy. Research-based Second Step Elementary makes learning those lessons fun with colorful materials, new songs and videos, puppets, and engaging Brain Builder games.

Product # 100871

Price $499.00


For schoolwide implementation, we recommend one kit per classroom.
Each Second Step Elementary classroom kit for Grade 1 includes:

In the box:

  • 22 durable 11″ x 17″ color photo-lesson cards
  • 4 Unit Cards for teachers
  • 5 colorful classroom posters
  • 4 Listening Rules Cards
  • 2 high-quality puppets—Puppy and Snail
  • Grade 1 DVD
  • Sing Out Loud music CD
  • Teaching Materials Binder that contains:

    • 22 Following Through Cards
    • 11 Home Link activities

Online when you register your kit:

  • Stream lesson media direct to your classroom—online access to lesson photos, songs, and videos in English or Spanish is included with purchase
  • Easy-to-use teaching resources with specific instructions and tools to help you get the most out of the program
  • Online Training
  • Video examples of lessons and games
  • Family materials to email home
  • Book lists
  • Brain Builder games
  • Assessment tools
  • Program Implementation Guide
  • Spanish translations of lessons and family materials

Second Step Elementary lessons for Grade 1 begin with skills for learning and the Listening Rules, which set the stage for future academic success and later lessons in identifying feelings, managing strong emotions, solving problems, and getting along with others.

Activities, Brain Builder games, and partner work keep children engaged and help them practice their skills. Puppy and Snail puppets encourage children’s participation.

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 20–30 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.


Skills for Learning

  • Learning to Listen
  • Focusing Attention
  • Following Directions
  • Self-Talk for Staying on Task
  • Being Assertive



  • Identifying Feelings
  • Looking for More Clues
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Feelings Change
  • Accidents
  • Showing Care and Concern


Emotion Management

  • Identifying Our Own Feelings
  • Strong Feelings
  • Calming Down Anger
  • Self-Talk for Calming Down
  • Managing Worry


Problem Solving

  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Fair Ways to Play
  • Inviting to Join In
  • Handling Name-Calling
  • Reviewing Second Step Skills

Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 1 Scope & Sequence

Second Step Program  (PDF)


Program Benefits (PDF)

CASEL Alignment (PDF)

Self-Regulation: Setting the Course for Success (PDF)

Academic Alignment Chart (PDF)

Student Assessment

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