Robbinsdale Area Schools

SECOND STEP - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26th

KINDERGARTEN - Lesson 2: Why We Pay Attention

Unit 1 Overview

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn two important reasons for paying attention: to learn and to stay safe.

Try This at Home

Ask your child why they think it’s important to pay attention during different activities, for example, when listening to information or instructions, when helping out with a task, or when crossing the street with you.

GRADE 1 - Lesson 2: Everyone Gets Distracted

Unit 1 Overview

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that a distraction is something that takes their attention away from something else. They’ll learn different ways to manage distractions, such as reminding themselves to focus, turning away from the distraction, changing places, or politely asking someone to stop a distracting behavior.

Try This at Home

When you need to pay attention or focus on a task at home, ask your child to suggest some ways you can manage distractions.

GRADE 2 - Lesson 2: What Mistakes Tell Us

Unit 1 Overview 

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that mistakes tell us something’s not working and that they can respond to mistakes by asking for help, trying again, or making a small change to keep going.

Try This at Home

Ask your child what a mistake tells them and what they can do to keep going after a mistake.

GRADE 3 - Lesson 2: Getting Better with Practice

Unit 1 Overview

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that every time they practice a new skill, the brain gets better at sending the messages for that skill.

Try This at Home

Ask your child to explain what happens in their brain when they practice.

GRADE 4 - Lesson 2: Making a Plan

Unit 1 Overview

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child’s class will work together to make a good plan to reach their 2-week goal.

Try This at Home

Ask your child to describe their plan to reach their class goal. What will they do? What will they need? Who can support them? Tell your child about a time when you made a plan to reach a goal.

GRADE 5 - Lesson 2: My Plan

Unit 1 Overview

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to make an effective plan to reach a goal.

Try This at Home

Ask your child about their plan to reach their goal. What will they do? What will they need? Talk to them about how you can support them as they work toward their goal.