• 2020-21 Virtual Second Step Class

    Posted by Nicole Rzyski on 9/14/2020

    Hello Solon families, 

    I know that this school year isnt the norm and that we were dealt some different types of lemons.  No matter what the lemons are we are going to makt the best batch of lemonade ever!!

    This year since our students are currently only in school 2 days a week.  We would like the students to spend as much time with their teachers to possible.  With that being said Second Step class is now a virtual class that the students will do at home.   I have been meeting with students to go over how to access our lessons.   I havve also included a tutorial video for you to watch if you have any questions.   Please feel free to email to reach out to me if you have any questions. 

    • All lessons can be found on Buzz under the Student Service tab.  (look for the Inside Out Characters)
    • Click on the yellow sentence that says"Click here for Kindergarten- 2nd grade Second Step"
    • Click on your grade 
    • Click on your teacher's name

    You should now be in my Google classroom :)

    • The first page will show any instructions or announcements for class and the tutorial video

     

     

     

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  • Welcome to Second STEP

    Posted by Nicole Rzyski on 9/16/2019

    Hi and welcome to our Second Step program.  My name is Nikki Rzyski and I will be your students Second Step teacher.  

     

    Here at Solon we want your child to be as successful as possible at school.  Success in school is not just about reading and math.  It is alson about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others.  

    The Secons Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:

    1. Skill for Learning:  Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.  

    2.  Empathy:  Students learn to identify and understand their own and others' feelings.  Students also learn how to take another's perspective and how to show compassion. 

    3. Emotion Management:  Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger. 

    4. Problem Solving:  Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way. 

     

    Your child will be learning a lot this year- and he or she will need your help!  Throughout the year, your child will be bringing home Home Links that go with several lessons.  Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together.  They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.  If you have any questions about the Second Step program, please do not hesitate to contact me.

     

    Thank you for supporting your child in learning skills that lead to success in school and life. 

     

    Sincerely, 

     

    Nikki Rzyski 

    Positive Behavior Interventionist 

    Solon Robinson Elementary School 

    nrzyski@cps.k12.in.us 

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Last Modified on September 15, 2020