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.
Social Skills are rules that exist to help people relate to one another in a positive way.
Three times to say "Excuse Me":
1. When you need to interrupt.
2. When you need someone to move out of the way.
3. When you make an impolite sound.
Three times to say "Thank You":
1. When someone gives you something.
2. When someone does something for you.
3. When someone compliments you.
We'll also be discussing:
Skills for Greeting and Leaving
Accepting Honors or Encouragement
Give Honest Compliments
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18