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: