Second Step #26 Grades 6, 7, and 8

Grade 6

Family Lesson Summary

  • In this week’s lesson, your child will identify people at school he or she is thankful for or appreciates. Exploring ways to express gratitude helps students make positive personal connections, which in turn helps create a safe and supportive school environment. 

Family Lesson Question

  • Talk to your child about what you are thankful for and how you show your gratitude. Ask your child what he or she is thankful for. Together, come up with ideas for how your child can show someone gratitude at home or in your family’s social circle. 

Grade 7 

Family Lesson Summary 

  • In this final lesson, your child will review the skills and concepts taught in the Second Step Program. He or she will think about how the skills and concepts have helped in the past and discuss how they may be useful in the future. 

Family Lesson Question

  • Ask your child about the skills and concepts he or she is taking away from the Second Step Program. Talk with your child about his or her future plans, and discuss ways he or she can apply the Second Step  skills and concepts to be successful. 

Grade 8

Family Lesson Summary

  • This week’s lesson teaches students that it’s okay to feel nervous about starting high school. Discussing common fears about high school lets students know their concerns are normal and helps them feel like they belong. 

Family Lesson Question

  • Ask your child what he or she is thinking about starting high school. Talk about what things will be different and what things will stay the same. Together, come up with a list of people your child can go to when high school gets challenging. 

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