Weekly Quote and Daily Message
Weekly Quote: “You Can’t Escape the Responsibility of Tomorrow by Evading it Today.”— Abraham Lincoln
Monthly Focus – Perseverance
Current School Focus – Self-Control on the Yard
(DGH School Community: Each day, over the morning announcements, we read a weekly quote and a daily message. We provide this information so that you know the strategies and suggestions we offer our students. If you are able to reinforce the same messages that would be greatly appreciated!)
- Monday: Perseverance is the idea of not giving up. Perseverance is COMPLETELY tied into self-control! People who have self-control have usually stuck with it to develop this skill.
- Tuesday: So – what is self-control? It is the ability to control one’s emotions. How can you persevere and show self-control on the yard? Set the rules BEFORE the game begins! If you are playing soccer, is the rule that anyone can or cannot pick up the ball during the game? I cannot tell you how many times I have seen students get into an argument on the yard because one student starts picking up the ball during the game and everyone else gets angry!
- Wednesday: How can you persevere and show self-control on the yard? Set the rules BEFORE the game begins! How will someone score during the game? If you are using hats/pylons for nets, are high shots allowed? Can there be more than one goalie?
- Thursday: How can you persevere and show self-control on the yard? Walk away if you are upset! Think ahead! If you are upset with a student or situation on the yard – why are you remaining there? Take a walk to cool down. Or, take a walk and talk to a staff member.
- Friday: How can you persevere and show self-control on the yard? Avoid students you do not get along with! This is not a perfect solution, because we need to try and get along with others. However, why are you playing a game or sport with someone that you constantly have problems with? Why not play with someone else? If you share the same friend(s), perhaps you can play with that person one recess and he/she can play with the other person during the other recess.