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Life Skills

 

LifeSkills are the foundation on which we build a community of learners at Camino Pablo School. These are posted in each classroom and taught throughout the curriculum on an ongoing basis. TheLifeSkills are:

 

Caring: To feel and show concern for others

Looks like:

-          Working cooperatively to plan activities.

-          Help one another in times of need.

-          Offer support for each other.

-          Show an interest in the lives of others.

-          Share materials. Offer help with everyday tasks.

-          Take care of a pet.

-          Talk and listen to friends.

-          Donate to worthy causes.

 

Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world

Looks like:

-          Ask questions to increase knowledge.

-          Find more than one solution for a problem.

-          Design new and innovative projects.

-          Experience new activities even if friends show no interest.

-          Read biographies of scientists, inventors, statesmen, composers and artists.

 

Flexibility:

Definition: To be willing to alter plans when necessary

Looks like:

-          Exude a positive attitude about unexpected schedule changes, or when a special activity is cancelled or postponed.

-          Work with a variety of classmates.

-          Offer alternative ideas during discussions.

-          Solve a problem using a new and creative technique.

-          Work with other when a best friend is occupied.

-          Play a different position on a team to fill in a gap.

 

Initiative:

Definition: To do something because it needs to be done

Looks like:

-          Offer to show a new student around the school.

-          Initiate a project without prompting or nagging.

-          Stand up for students being picked on or put down.

-          Contribute suggestions on small group projects.

-          Volunteer to do tasks that are important to be done but uninteresting to do.

 

Integrity:

Definition: To act according to a sense of what is right and wrong

Looks like:

-          Keep promises made to ourselves and others.

-          Tell the truth even when it gets us into trouble.

-          Try to locate the owners of found objects.

-          Follow through on projects to completion.

-          Resist peer pressure and speak and act from their own values and beliefs.

-          Do what they say they will.

-          Earn the money they spend and only spend what they earn.

-          Respect others even if they disagree with what they say.

-          Take charge of their own learning and commit themselves to excellence.

 

Perseverance:

Definition: To keep at it

Looks like:

-          Stick with a project form beginning to end.

-          Read a book from cover to cover.

-          Invest time in developing friendships.

-          Practice computation facts until mastered.

-          Work to reach personal, educational and social goals.

-          Invest practice time to learn skills needed to succeed in games and sports.

-          If they want to quit, analyze why, then stick with it until they’ve gleaned value from the experience.

 

Respect:

Definition: To have consideration of others

Looks like:

-          Listen when others are speaking.

-          Keep hands, feet and objects to oneself.

-          Strive to protect the natural environment.

-          Use materials and money wisely.

-          Learn to speak their native language correctly and are open to learning other languages.

-          Turn in papers that are neat, on time, and accurate.

-          Wear school spirit clothing.

 

Sense of Humor:

Definition: To laugh and be playful without harming others

Looks like:

-          Enjoy each other’s company.

-          Share jokes and riddles from books they are reading.

-          Laugh at themselves whey do or say something funny.

-          Laugh at themselves when they make a mistake.

-          Understand what is appropriate humor for class and school.

-          Chuckle, when appropriate, as they work with a partner, club or small group.

 

Common Sense: To use good judgment

Looks like:

-          Schedule time to complete assignments by the due date.

-          Ask for advice or help when stuck.

-          Wear appropriate clothing for the weather.

-          Learn from previous lessons.

-          Share personal experiences to help classmates solve problems.

 

Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal or purpose

Looks like:

-          Assist classmates learning and reviewing lessons.

-          Work together regardless of social, emotional and learning differences.

-          Organize and use materials cooperatively.

-          Work in harmony with classmates and teachers.

-          Mediate differences.

-          Participate in play, sports, student council.

 

Effort: To do your best

Looks like:

-          Do more than is required.

-          Work with determination and fortitude on each task.

-          Work as long as it takes to complete a task.

-          Plan ahead for all materials necessary.

-          Offer to assist others when help is needed.

-          Redo work that is less that their personal best.

-          Arrive on time.

-          Maintain a positive attitude toward learning.

-          Meet deadlines in a timely fashion.

 

Friendship:

Definition: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring

Looks like:

-          Greet people pleasantly.

-          Welcome new neighbors and classmates and make them feel included.

-          Ignore rumors and seek out the truth.

-          Listen when a friend is in need.

-          Share materials, toys, and belongings.

-          Understand when friends make mistakes.

-          Include everyone in activities; avoid cliques.

-          Ignore or confront classmates who spread hurtful rumors. (Be an “Upstander” not a “Bystander”)

 

Organization:

Definition: To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way

Looks like:

-          Maintain clutter-free desks.

-          Show up for special activities according to schedule.

-          Remember library books, tennis shoes, and instruments on scheduled days.

-          Find work when needed.

-          Turn in work on or before due date.

 

Patience:

Definition: To wait calmly for someone or something

Looks like:

-          Take adequate time to become proficient at a skill.

-          Wait for others to finish talking before they speak.

-          Stay in line.

-          Wait to use materials that someone else is using.

-          Share by taking turns.

-          Hold onto their ideas until asked to share.

 

Problem-Solving:

Definition: To create solutions in difficult situations and problems

Looks like:

-          Look for misplaced and lost belongings.

-          Save money until there is enough to buy what we want without going into debt.

-          Brainstorm solutions with family and friends.

-          Ask advice from someone who has had a similar problem.

-          Use “I messages” to resolve differences.

-          Ask for advice from a friend, teacher, or parent.

-          Move desk so they can fully see the teacher.

 

Responsibility:

Definition: To respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your actions

Looks like:

-          Seek lifelong interests and hobbies.

-          Commit to improving their skill, knowledge, and behavior.

-          Return borrowed items to people or to their agreed upon places.

-          Replace torn or lost library books.

-          Accept responsibility for their negative actions.

-          Stand up for others who have been rudely or unfairly treated.