Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a systematic approach in teaching behavioral expectations throughout the school. It is based on a proactive model to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

At Lincoln we focus on three essential principles to ensure that all students are doing their best in and outside the classroom. The “Lincoln Lions’ Pride” principles are:

Be Respectful                              Be Responsible                             Be Safe

Second Step

Second Step is a universal, classroom-based social-emotional curriculum that is based on research. Each lesson is developmentally appropriate and sequential. Lessons are designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings and have the skill to problem solve and make responsible decisions.

Lincoln School, in conjunction with District 97, is using this program to create and sustain a positive school climate that will increase the social, emotional and academic success of all students.

You can access all the concepts to be covered, and the objectives for each lesson, by clicking on the following grade level Scope and Sequence links.

Each week, on a Wednesday afternoon, the entire school will be taught the Second Step curriculum at a classroom level.  Please use the following table to access take-home materials (when available) which can be used to reinforce the lesson taught that day.

Date Lesson Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
Aug 29 1 Learning to
Learning to
Being Respectful Learners Empathy and Respect Empathy and Respect
Sept 5 2 Focusing Attention Focusing Attention Focusing Attention and Listening Using Self-Talk Listening with Attention


Sept 12 3 Following

Sept 19

4 Self Talk for Staying on Task Self Talk for Learning Being Assertive Planning to Learn Respecting Similarities and Differences Predicting Feeling
Sept 26 5 Being
Identifying Feelings Identifying Others' Feelings Understanding Complex Feelings Taking Others' Perspectives
Oct 3 6 Feelings Identifying Feelings Learning More About Feelings Understanding Perspectives Understanding Different Persectives Accepting Differences
Oct 10

Booster Week

Oct 17 7 More
Looking for
More Clues
Feeling Confindent Conflicting Feelings Conversations
and Compliments
Disagreeing Respectfully
Oct 24 8 Identifying
Similarities and Differences Respecting Different Preferences Accepting Differences Joining In Responding with Compassion
Oct 31 9 Same or Different Feelings Change Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Introducing Emotion Management
Nov 7 10 Accidents Accidents Predicting Feeling Making Friends Intro Emotion Management Calming Down
Nov 14 11 Caring and Helping Showing Care and Concern Intro Emotion Management Intro Emotion Management Managing Strong Feelings Managing Anxiety
Nov 21 Thanksgiving
Nov 28 12 We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies Identifying Our Own Feelings  Managing Embarrassment Managing Test Anxiety Calming Down Anger Managing Frustration
Dec 5 13

Managing Frustrations

Strong Feelings Handling Making Mistakes Handling Accusations Managing
Resisting Revenge
Dec 12 14 Calming Down Strong Feelings Calming Down Anger Managing Anxious Feelings Managing Disappointment Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions Handling Put Downs
Dec 19 Booster Week
Jan 9 Post Winter Break - Reteach Expeactations
Jan 16 15 Handling
Self-Talk for Calming Down Managing Anger Managing Anger Handling Put Downs Avoiding Assumptions
Jan 23 16 Managing
Managing Worry Finishing Tasks Managing Hurt Feelings Solving Problems Part 1 Solving Problems Part 1
Jan 30 Booster Week
Feb 6 17 Managing Disappointment Solving Problems
Part 1
Solving Problems, Part 1 Solving Problems, Part 1 Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems Part 2
Feb 13 - March 13  Child Protection Units 1-6  
March 20 Booster Week
March 27 Spring Break
April 3 Post Spring Break - Reteach Expeactations
April 10 18 Handling Being Knocked Down Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems
Part 2
Making a Plan Making a Plan
April 17 19 Solving Problems Fair Ways to Play Taking Responsibility Solving Classroom Problems Solving Playground Problems Seeking Help
April 24 20 Inviting
to Play
Inviting to
Join In
Responding to Playground Exclusion Solving Peer Exclusion Problems Taking Responsibility for Your Actions Dealing with Gossip
May 1 21 Fair Ways to Play Handling Name Calling Playing Fairly on the Playground Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure Dealing with Peer Pressure Dealing with Peer Pressure
May 8 22 Having Fun with Our Friends Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills
May 15 23 Handling Having Things Taken Away Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
May 24 24 Handling
Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
May 27 25 Booster Week          

Additional Supports: