Grade 2 Social Competency and Health and Wellness

The social competency and health and wellness curriculum provides an opportunity for students to learn about structures and importance of community, personal relationships, and healthy individual choices.

Our second grade students will:

  • understand the elements of positive social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, self-control, and empathy
  • recognize that there are similarities and differences in people in terms of needs, emotions, and cultures
  • respect and care for their body
  • demonstrate connection to community members through the use of respectful language, actions, and attitudes
  • create and follow classroom rules
  • share helpful and positive feedback
  • include one another in activities and play
  • demonstrate an understanding of personal space
  • learn to work well in small and large groups
  • recognize the need for adult intervention when problem solving
  • learn about friendships: healthy relationships, name-calling, labeling and stereotypes
  • understand the human lifecycle
  • be increasingly capable of self-reflection

Topics of study:

Social Competency

  • Getting to know one another
  • Classroom rules
  • Building community
  • Discovering our commonalities
  • Being a good listener
  • Nonverbal signals
  • Body language
  • Calming down
  • What to do when you feel angry
  • Speaking up
  • Interviewing
  • Giving and receiving compliments
  • Including one another
  • Personal space
  • Cooperating with one another
  • When to tell a responsible adult
  • When to deal with situations yourself
  • Teasing
  • Making mistakes
  • Leadership skills
  • Role playing
  • Friendship
  • Showing respect for one another
  • Understanding feeling words

Health & Wellness

  • Human life cycle: elderly
  • Learning about disabilities
  • Friendship
  • Family