The basis for positive behavior is our school's Lifeskills Program. Students work on sixteen human qualities daily in the classrooms and outside to earn signatures from their teachers, supervisors or administrators as a reward for their responsibilities. They accumulate signatures on their Lifeskills' cards.
Once students' cards are filled, they are recognized at monthly Lifeskill Assemblies by receiving stars, patches and pins as they progress in their citizenship behaviors. Additionally, a specific Lifeskill is showcased each week and announced each morning. Teachers integrate this Lifeskill each day in their classrooms through literature and problem solving.
Integrity - To act according to a sense of what's right and wrong.
Initiative - To do something because it needs to be done.
Flexibility - To be willing to alter plans when necessary.
Perseverence - To keep at it.
Organization - To plan, arrange, implement in an orderly way.
Sense of Humor - To laugh and be playful without harming others.
Effort - To do your best.
Common Sense - To use good judgement.
Problem Solving - To create solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems.
Responsibility - To respond appropriately, to be accountable for your actions.
Patience - To wait calmly for someone or something.
Friendship - To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.
Curiosity - A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world.
Cooperation - To work together toward a common goal or purpose.
Caring - To feel and show concern for others.
Respect - To give particular attention and high or special regard.