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Weekly Husky Hoorays

Our Husky Hoorays are a way for our staff to recognize the when students find accomplishment within the PAWS expectations.  We observe and celebrate their positive actions, in an effort to encourage them to be the best human beings they can be. These Husky Hoorays are given at our Monday Morning Meetings.
                                                                              Executive Functioning Skills
     The ability to sustain attention in spite of distractibility, boredom, or fatigue.
Time Management:
     The capacity to estimate how much time one has, how to allocate it, and how to stay within time limits and deadlines.
     The ability to create and maintain systems to keep track of information or materials.
     The ability to see what is most important and make a plan to accomplish it.
Working Memory:
     The ability to hold information in memory while performing complex tasks. The ability to draw on past experiences and learning (schema), apply it to the situation at hand, and use it to project into the future.
Impulse Control:
     The capacity to think before you act, allowing you to evaluate a situation and how your behavior might impact it.
     The ability to revise plans in the face of obstacles, setbacks, new information or mistakes, and to adapt to changing conditions.
Empathy and Emotional Control:
     The ability to manage emotions to achieve goals, complete tasks, direct behavior and see from another’s point of view.
     The ability to step back and take a bird’s eye view of yourself in a situation, to observe yourself (reflect), self-monitor and self-evaluate.
Goal Achievement:
     The capacity to have a goal and follow through to completion.
Task Initiation:
     The ability to begin projects without undue procrastination in an effective and timely fashion.
Utilized from Bailey, Becky. Creating the School Family.