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The guidelines for promoting responsible citizenship are included in the five Lifelong Guidelines and supported by the following Life Skills. 
 
                                                                                                                                                                   
 
The Lifelong Guidelines for our classroom are:
 
 
Trustworthiness
to act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence
Truthfulness
to be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others
Active Listening
to listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate
No Put-Downs
to never use words, actions and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others
Personal Best
to do one's best given the circumstances and available resources
 
 
The lifeskills that promote our personal best and support behavioral expectations of positive citizenship include:
 
Caring
to feel and show concern for others
Common Sense
to use good judgment
Cooperation
to work together toward a common goal or purpose
Courage
to act according to one's beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences
Curiosity
a desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world
Effort
to do your best
Flexibility
to be willing to alter plans when necessary
Friendship
to make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
Initiative
to do something, of one's own free will, because it needs to be done
Integrity
to act according to a sense of what's right and wrong
Organization
to plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use
Patience
to wait calmly for someone or something
Perseverance
to keep at it
Pride
satisfaction from doing one's personal best
Problem Solving
to create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems
Resourcefulness
to respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways
Responsibility
to respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one's actions

Sense of Humor
to laugh and be playful without hurting others


These Lifeskills and Lifelong Guidelines guide our classroom and promote responsible citizenship both in and out of school.

In our classroom we will be using the Lifelong Guidelines and Life Skills throughout the day by pointing out students who are using them and how they are using them.  We will also refer to characters in the students' reading who are and are not using them.

So students know what to expect, we will use daily agendas and written procedures.