Personal Living Skills is the class that serves up a smorgasbord of skills to help students grow in independence and succeed in life: nutrition, budgeting, cooking and more. Pam Shroyer employs her wit and sense of humor as she passes skills on to students and helps them set personal goals for healthy living.
Pam’s favorite part of teaching is the relationships that she builds with students as they move through her curriculum from first through eighth grade. She says the learning is mutual between both students and teachers, and she takes joy in watching them reach their full potential. When students are in the kitchen, it’s more than likely that they will also be learning the Lakota value of generosity as they often share the delicious fruits of their labor with other classrooms.
In addition, while our CATCH program is implemented across classrooms and environments, this class is the primary place where students learn the classroom portion of the nutrition and physical activity program. Included in the coursework are topics such as smoking and vaping prevention, health and nutrition, physical education and the importance of physical activity, sun safety and more. The proven curriculum has taught healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention for more than 25 years.