St. Patrick's Discipline With Purpose
August / September
October / November
December / January
February / March
April / May
Basic Skills Activities
Sharing: Time, Space, People, Things
Constructive Skills Activities
Understanding the Reasons for Rules
Independently Completing a Task
Generative Skills Activities
Organizing: Time, Space, People, Things
Taking the Initiave to Solve Problems
Distinguishing Fact from Feeling
DWP School Skills Calendar
History of DWP
Organization: Time, Space, People, Things
Work with your children to help them recognize what they can accomplish in a given amount of time. Use the rule Age x 1 minute = amount of concentrated work time. (Example: 10 year olds= 10 minutes)
Give the child a designated task if they are 7 or younger. Let 8 year olds and older children pick the task they wish to use as an experiment. Ask them to:
1. Predict what they can get done in _____ minutes of concentrated work time.
2. Set the timer.
3. Allow time to work.
4. At the end of the time, talk about what was accomplished. Did it match the prediction?
5. Evaluate how well or poorly things were done.
6. Ask children to rate themselves on how well or poorly they used ____minutes of concentrated work time.
Superior--Accomplished much more than I predicted
Super--Accomplished more than I thought I would
Good--Know myself well and did what I thought I could
Poor--Didn't do as much as I thought I could
Try Again--I need to do this over again to see if I can use
concentrated time better
Discipline With Purpose, Inc., 1997
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