Lifeskill Definitions & Common Phrases
Caring is showing kindness.
When we think about other people's feelings.
Being gentle with our friends' bodies.
Treating books and toys with respect.
We want all of our friends to feel happy and included in the class.
Caring is sharing.
Use kind/helpful words.
Words are not for hurting.
If you see someone hurt, ask them in they are okay, need help
What can you do to help them feel better.
We all are responsible for taking care of the school, toys, books and working areas.
Taking care of your stuff and your body is being responsible.
When your work is done, clean up, be responsible by putting your work away and then make a new plan to move onto.
When we are responsible, everything is in its right spot and will be ready for the next time we play.
If it was your work, then, it's your responsibility to put the work away.
Being able to change plans.
When something changes in our day (maybe we skip discovery time), we need to be flexible and just go with it.
When you really want something and you don't get it, it's a chance to practice being flexible.
Patience is when we wait quietly
When we wait to take turns with toys.
We practice patience when we stand in line to wash our hands,
use the bathroom and to talk to a teacher.
Sometimes, our friends need more time to work with a toy. As you wait for your turn, you're practicing patience.
What else can you work with while you wait?
If you practice patience, waiting will become easier.
Trying your hardest.
Doing your best.
Not giving up.
Even if you don't know how to do it, you can try and use your effort to learn how to do it. Try, try and try again.
Asking for help after you've tried to help yourself.
Listening to your friends' words and using your words is apart of working together and making plans.
Using teamwork, working together, sharing plans and doing a job with helping hands is all cooperation. Cooperation means everyone playing gets to make a part of the whole plan.
When you use good listening ears with the teacher, you are cooperating with the teacher.
Doing your job and following the rules is cooperation.
Each class at Happy Hall has a life skill board where they get a sticker or a dot every time they use their lifeskills. Once the board is a full they get to have a party or reward. Here are some templates for you to make your own lifeskill board at home!
With this template you can make a balloon lifeskill board. Each time your child uses their lifeskill they will get a sticker to put inside the balloons.
For this next template use a dot marker or stickers to fill in the popcorn spaces every time the kids show they are using their lifeskill.
With this next template you can make a fruit lifeskill board. Filling in the fruit each time they use their lifeskill.
This last template is a gumball lifeskill board. Fill in the gumball machine with a dot marker each time they use their lifeskill.
Have Fun Learning!
Monica B. | Lead Teacher
Amanda M.| Teacher