Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 2

Growing up and getting along

By second grade, students have gained a sense of independence and self-awareness and are ready to start solving problems on their own. Teachers use research-based Second Step Elementary lessons and accompanying games, videos, and daily activities to teach students skills—such as how to avoid assumptions, pay attention and listen, finish tasks, and show compassion—that can lead to gains in confidence and school success.

Product # 100872

Price $449.00


For schoolwide implementation, we recommend one kit per classroom.
Each Second Step Elementary classroom kit for Grade 2 includes:

In the box:

  • 22 durable 11″ x 17″ color photo-lesson cards
  • 4 Unit Cards for teachers
  • 4 colorful classroom posters
  • 4 Skills for Learning Cards
  • Grade 2 DVD
  • Sing and Step music CD
  • Teaching Materials Binder that contains:

    • 22 Following Through Cards
    • 11 Home Link activities
    • 2 student handouts

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
  • Writable student handouts to print or email
  • Brain Builder games
  • Assessment tools
  • Program Implementation Guide
  • Spanish translations of lessons and family materials

Second Step Elementary lessons for Grade 2 build on students’ K–1 skills, including skills for learning. Students hone their ability to pay attention, listen, and ignore distractions. They also learn how to respond to others with empathy, calm down, manage strong feelings, and solve problems.

The lessons are brought to life by stories filled with situations your students encounter on a daily basis during the school year, from navigating the hallways to taking tests. Five-minute Daily Practice activities and Home Links reinforce skills in class and at home.

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 30–35 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.


Skills for Learning

  • Being Respectful
  • Focusing Attention and Listening
  • Using Self-Talk
  • Being Assertive



  • Identifying Feelings
  • Learning More About Feelings
  • Feeling Confident
  • Respecting Different Preferences
  • Showing Compassion
  • Predicting Feelings


Emotion Management

  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Managing Embarrassment
  • Handling Making Mistakes
  • Managing Anxious Feelings
  • Managing Anger
  • Finishing Tasks


Problem Solving

  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Responding to Playground Exclusion
  • Playing Fairly on the Playground
  • Reviewing Second Step Skills

Program Benefits (PDF)

CASEL Alignment (PDF)

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

Academic Alignment Chart (PDF)

Student Assessment

Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 2 Scope & Sequence

Second Step Program (PDF)

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