The Wellness and Life Skills program contains three core areas of focus. The first is teaching students to identify emotions, perceive and recognize others’ perspectives, solve problems and manage emotions. The second focuses on mindfulness. Using a research-based curriculum, students are taught skills which build resilience to stress and anxiety, and develop a positive mindset in both school and life. The third focus is preventing, recognizing and identifying bullying behaviors, and students learn that bullying behavior can be both physical and/or relational in nature. We emphasize the need for kind works, inclusionary practices, avoiding mean teasing and reporting bullying behavior.

“The Husky Promise” is an integral part of students’ day-to-day lives. We encourage students to respect others and themselves through their daily interactions and learn to work both cooperatively and independently, with other students during group work and centers. When working or playing with others, they are becoming aware of how to make the right choices and learn how to accept the consequences of a wrong decision. Students also begin to take responsibility for their own work and manage their homework and belongings. Through stories and role play, children learn about bullying behaviors. Our goal is to help students develop into caring, self-confident members of the classroom community.