The heroes jumped right into action as they began their final quest of the year, the Life Skills Quest. They immediately applied what they learned when they got home and tied their own shoelaces without Mom or Dad’s help. They really worked hard at remembering their addresses and phone numbers when they practiced making emergency phone calls. They had fun playing a dress-up relay game even in their struggles with lining up buttons on a shirt and tying shoelaces. They even helped sort the “laundry” and folded them afterward. And they really valued the importance of learning safety habits and self-defense skills. Learning to care for themselves and do things independently empowered the heroes, giving them even more confidence to learn new life skills next week that would enable them to care for others.
Week 1: June 3-7. 2019
|Launch||Who has a goal for learning to learn, do, or be that you would like to get started on for this session? And what tool will you use to achieve that goal?||When you reflect on your incredible progress this year, which was the most important factor in helping you achieve your goals: setting SMART goals every day? Or was it support from the friends?||What is most important for your learning?
Learning to Learn with Core Skills, Learning to Do with Quests, or Learning to Be through developing the character traits? Why?
|What are some ways you can improve on your goals? Is it making it more specific? Measurable? Attainable? Relevant? Time-bound? Enjoyable? Rewarding?||What is the hardest thing about making excellent SMARTER Goal?|
|Relaunch||What skills are important to learn in life? Why?||Name a good habit that helped you in life.||How will you help your family create an emergency plan?||ES Buddies||What is your favorite food group? What do you believe is the most important food group?|
Caring you yourself
|Dressing with buttons, snaps, hook and eye, zipper, buckle, bow, lacing, safety pins||Etiquette and good manners
Choosing own clothes to wear
Dress and undress self
Laundry – putting clothes away, folding clothes
|Know your address and phone number
Know how to make emergency calls
|Team building skills
|ABCs of Self-Defense
Breathe and be calm
Communicate with confidence
|Close||Town hall meeting||What is the biggest challenge you have faced at school?||Which challenges are the most important for your growth this year?||What part of your year are you most satisfied with? What part would you like to change?
Would you challenge yourself more or less?
|Is it better to live life as: A steady challenge, where you plug away consistently at important projects?
Life in sprints, where you give everything you have for a project for a few weeks, then you take a vacation?
Upcoming Week 2: June 10-14. 2019
Caring for others
|Caring for the sick
First aid basics – choking, bandaids
|Make a grocery list
Put groceries away
Arrange refrigerator and pantry
|Setting the table
Cooking a simple recipe
Pour drinks into a cup
Make their own lunch
Making a sandwich and toast
Mix, stir, cut with a dull knife
|Entertaining self while waiting – car ride, waiting room, waiting in line