Many of you know that my school is a "Leader In Me" School. If you don't know what that means, I can briefly explain: We follow the idea from "Leader In Me" by Stephen Covey. We use the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in our every day curriculum...integrating it into as much as possible. I absolutely LOVE the effect it has on the students. They become more responsible for their actions and their future. They care more for others, showing empathy rather than giggling when someone has a question or needs help. I just love how they turn into Little Leaders :)
I have done a lot of Leadership-ing in my room this year! I wanted to share some of these things with you all because I really do think any student, any where, can gain from learning these 7 habits.
It all starts with the basics! The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey is a great way to teach the 7 habits in an "elementary" way, with fun stories that the students can understand!
I created these posters which you can find FREE on my TpT store. I added some ribbon for fun :) and to add a little bit to my rainbow themed room! I used these same clip art pictures in a lot of different decorations in class. That way, the students can recognize the images as a representation of that habit, no matter what they are looking at (whether it be a poster or the little notes - FREE - that I send home when I catch them using one of the 7 habits).
Yay for rainbows!
Don't you all just love when students compliment each other? I DO :)
This "Catch a Habit" station is something I just came up with the other day and I cannot wait to use it!! If a student sees one if his/her peers demonstrating one of the 7 habits, then they can find free time to hop over to this station and grab a small sheet of white paper from the pink cup. They fill out the student's name who they saw demonstrating the habit, what he/she was doing to prove the use of the habit, and then sign their own name to the bottom. Once the sheet is filled out, they place the paper in the cup that matches the demonstrated habit.
I do not have a habit 7 cup because I did not want to have a bunch of forms turned in when people are caught "sharpening the saw", since that is simply...relaxing!!
Grab the sheet of paper from the pink cup...
Place it in to the cup that matches the habit you saw a peer demonstrating...
Last but not least...
The Leaders of the Month!! I am really excited about these. Basically, I will just pick a leader of the month for each habit and display their picture on this wall! I feel like it will look really cute once their pictures are up! I will also let them right a brief description of what that habit means to them and add it up there next to their picture :)
I will be adding these as a free item on my blog and TpT very soon!
Well thanks for reading, everyone! I am currently watching tv...on my couch...with my cat...and LOVING it... this is all going to change tomorrow when school starts :( ahhh
Hope you all like some of my Leadership additions to the classroom! Even if you are not a Leader In Me school, you may be able to incorporate habits into your curriculum anyway! It is super cute to watch them learn the habits, and then start showing how they are incorporating them into their daily lives, as well :)