As applied in the classroom
St. Martin Academy teaches life skills along with class curriculum such as:
habit of reflection, prayer, expressions of gratitude (journaling)
good manners, politeness (using words: “please”, “thank you”, “excuse me”)
helping out those who need assistance
to include, (and never exclude), others in activities, games, etc.
acceptance of another’s opinion, response, etc. (no laughing at mistakes)
focus on assigned task / awareness (meta-cognition)
waiting to be called on without interrupting and/or shouting out
willingness to risk and to be actively involved in learning activities
listening to the one speaking, (teacher or peer), without hand up, interrupting
response to direction, one & two bells (“stop-power”)
coming to class each day with required supplies (paper, pencils, etc.)
keeping class materials together, organized and in correct place
remembering to take home items needed at end of day
remembering assignments, supplies needed, and other tasks
taking care of textbooks (covered), library books, reference and other materials
sharing responsibility for upkeep of classroom, desk, shelves, etc.
carefulness / neatness / organization in preparation of papers, writing, headings, etc.
resourcefulness in regard to finding necessary materials, beginning tasks, etc.
ability to evaluate own work, follow rubrics, find and correct mistakes
taking care of all school areas /property (restrooms, play and lunch areas, walkways)
taking care of personal property (jackets, lunch containers, back packs, etc.)