Each year Stanwood Elementary chooses two lifeskills a month to focus on throughout the school.  At each month's spirit assembly, we honor several students from each class who adeptly exhibit the skills chosen for the month. 



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 harming others

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