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O= On-Task



September Cougars are focused on “On-Task behavior.” Being on-task help us to stay focused and efficient with our work and our learning. Students selected for demonstrating strong “On-Task” skills will be awarded on Friday, October 5th at lunch.


        LISTEN carefully to your teacher and/or adult in the classroom and on Spruce campus.


        FOCUS on the task at hand until it is complete.


        STAY on track with the goal of the task you are performing.


        ASK clarifying questions of your teacher to make sure you are concentrating on the right task.


        HELP others to stay on track by keeping the volume low and the distraction at a minimum.



1.  Have a discussion about being “On Task” your words in the family. Give examples of this at work, school, and home and discuss the benefit of this trait in each scenario.


2.  Make a family chart of this trait and see if you can track how often you are using it at home.


3.  For one week keep a daily record of all the times you could have but didn’t use this trait at home, at school, and everywhere else. Then talk about how it may have changed things if you had been “On-Task.”


4.  Pick one television program and watch it with your family. Afterward, have a family discussion about things people did in the program that were examples of either good or bad use of our trait.