Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Anansi and the Magic Stick

We have enjoyed reading about Anansi the spider. We turned one of our favorites, Anansi and the Magic Stick, into a readers theatre. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Amazing Animal Books

We were working on our own Amazing Animal books but if you happen to have any of these books from Chick Fil A kids meals around please send them to us!! We would love to add them to our collection. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

All About...

Today we learned how to create a cover for our informational books about African Animals. We used Microsoft Office Word and practicing choosing a fonts and inserting clip art. It was frustrating but fun! We will continue to learn computing skills and apply them in different ways to create projects and products. I can't wait to read the completed books! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Habit 2- Begin With the End in Mind

Ask your child about Habit 2-Begin With the End in Mind. Ask them to show you their goal sheet.

We are unique!

I love our unique and colorful binder covers this year! Each student decided on words that described their unique personalities and then turned it into an awesome work of art we can enjoy all year! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

This year we put The 7 Habits of Happy Kids in action in our classroom. This book was written for kids to introduce them to the principles in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. Through the 7 Habits, students will begin to realize that they have control over much of what happens in their lives and they can be true leaders. Their choices affect their day, their relationships, and their future. The 7 Habits empowers even the youngest students to stop and think about their choices and the different outcomes that may come with those choices. Habit 1: Be Proactive~ To Be Proactive means to take responsibilty for your choices and behaviors. Habit 1 is the key to all of the other habits. Be Proactive says," I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is watching." Here is an example of how one of our 1st graders chooses their attitude: