JOINING HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY
"Peace-It-Together" is a social competency curriculum that strives to develop a school community that is cooperative, caring, and respectful. Providing children with a positive environment where they feel respected connected, valued, capable, and safe, frees children to learn and grow. Developed by a team of Robinson staff members the curriculum seeks to complement our current school mission statement to teach children Caring, Acceptance, Responsibility, and Excellence.
During its first year the entire school community adopted a common language, the "I-Care Rules" and use of the "Solution Wheel" (see below). The Peace-It-Together curriculum was also piloted by ten teachers in their classrooms. During the second year additional teachers were invited to pilot the program in their classroom and parents and staff were invited to participate in an informational workshop and/or study group to learn more about social competency, character education and our curriculum. Eight years later, PIT continues to build a strong caring community of learners.
Through use of a shared language and participation in "Peace-It-Together" your child will learn to better utilize social and problem-solving skills needed to continue building personal responsibility, as well as good communication with others. Our community will benefit from:
1) A shared vision for building our school and family communities (Robinson School Mission Statement, Code of Conduct, I-Care Rules, and Common Language);
2) An emphasis on developing and maintaining friendships (respecting differences of others, problem solving strategies--such as the solution wheel, learning to listen, and sharing); and
3) An effort on translating caring into action (looking for signs of compassion/kindness and participating in a compassion/kindness and participating in a community service project).
ROBINSON’S COMMON LANGUAGE
We listen to each other.
Hands are for helping, not hurting.
We use I-Care Language.
We care about each other’s feelings.
We are responsible for what we say and do.
Be quiet * Call on me * Good effort |
Stop and Think before you speak or act.
Double D Rule
When something is dangerous or destructive, tell an adult immediately. If it is not dangerous or destructive try to work it out using the solutions wheel. Try two or three solutions before asking for help
Give Me Five
1. Eyes Watching
2. Ears Listening
3. Hands Still
4. Brain Thinking
5. Heart Caring
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For more information on the guidelines for using the solution wheel go to our guidance web page.