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
- 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
- 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.
Definition: To be willing to alter plans when necessary
- 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.
Definition: To do something because it needs to be done
- 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.
Definition: To act according to a sense of what is right and wrong
- 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.
Definition: To keep at it
- 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.
Definition: To have consideration of others
- 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
- 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.