Discipline With Purpose

Dear Parents,

In addition to the standard grade-level curriculum, your child will be learning and practicing self-discipline skills this school year. The fifteen self-discipline skills and appropriate ages for instruction are as follows:

K-Third Grade BASIC SKILLS:

1. Listening

2. Following Instructions

3. Asking questions

4. Sharing:  Time, space, people, things

5. Social Skills

Fourth – Seventh Grade CONSTRUCTIVE SKILLS:

6. Cooperation

7. Understanding Reasons for Rules

8. Choosing procedures to accomplish a task

9. Leadership

10. Communication

Eight Grade GENERATIVE SKILLS:

11. Organizing Time

12. Working with others to resolve problems

13. Taking the initiative to resolve problems

14. Separating fact from feeling

15. Serving Others

As parents, your support is crucial in helping your child become self-disciplined.  Ask your child how he/she practiced a skill in school or point out times at home when a skill is needed.  Praise your child when you see demonstration of a skill.  Try to model the skills your child is learning.  Self-disciplined adults are excellent role models.  Let’s work together to give our children the best we have to give.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Baalman