• SEL Resources

    What is SEL? 

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others.


    SEL skills help students' academic success, develop and maintain positive relationships and become lifelong learners.

    Watch this video  for a short SEL overview!


    Second Step

    What do we use to teach SEL at Steck?

    We use an evidence-based SEL curriculum called Second Step.

    The program helps children learn social-emotional skills such as responsible decision-making, working together to solve problems, managing strong emotions, and getting along with others. These skills help children succeed academically and socially.

    Steck students work on various units throughout the year: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Problem Solving and Emotion Management. 

    As parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first and most important teachers, and play a vital role in their social, emotional, and academic development. Your child’s classroom teachers are here to support you in this by teaching Second Step lessons each day.

    Second Step provides families with a family letter each year - click the link below for your child’s grade level information! 


    1st Grade

    2nd Grade

    3rd Grade

    4th Grade

    5th Grade

    Quarterly Newsletter Updates

    Getting back into the school year routine can be challenging. Click the links below for some tips and tricks about homework routines, after school activities and motivation for school. 

    Strategies to Make Homework Go Smoothly  


    Finding the Balance with After School Activities 


    Helping Your Child get Motivated in School 

    IPSD Cares

    Indian Prairie CARES. With support from Edward-Elmhurst Community Investment Fund we are able to offer FREE counseling to our families starting September 26th. Private therapists (not affiliated or employed by District 204) will be available at four schools (Georgetown Elementary, Longwood Elementary, Fischer Middle and Granger Middle) on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm-8 pm. If interested in this FREE service for your children use the link below to register. Everything is CONFIDENTIAL.