Discipline With Purpose
Throughout the second grade year the students and I will spend time studying some self-discipline skills that will help students function well with others and help them understand the expectations of parents, teachers, and other students. A better understanding of expectations leads to a more comfortable learning environment for the students. Most of the time when there are disruptions or disagreements among people, it's because expectations are not being met. The skills are also connected to people or narratives found in Scripture, so the strengthening of faith is also an element of this program.
Completing a Task
In second grade, students are beginning to learn the importance of and steps toward completing a task. The idea of completing a task includes the idea that the teacher or parent is "delegating" a task to a child and asking him/her to complete it in a given amount of time.
Three key questions to ask a child when delegating or setting a task are:
1. Will you do this job as well as I can or better?
2. What is your plan for completing this job?
3. Would you like the entire job or only a portion of it?
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18