Thursday, August 23, 2012

My new tubs are in! :) and a FREEBIE

Hooray for their arrival! The eagle has landed!


I ordered these containers from Lakeshore Learning at the end of summer, and they arrived today! I am so excited about them because before them, I had clear containers that had handwritten labels on them :( which just drove me crazy because they did not look neat OR match my room decor! 




I absolutely LOOOVE these new tubs! They are super thick plastic, so I know they will last a long time, and their lids don't attach on so strong that they are hard to open (one of my pet peeves with containers).


I am so excited about the way they look! I am actually going to order a couple more for a different spot in the room because they are so great AND THEY ARE ON SALE now :) Of course...because that is what happens when you buy something...it goes on sale a day later!

Now it's time for a FREEBIE! Yay!
We introduced The Seven Habits today in class! We talked about them and their meaning, did a few "get out of your seat" activities that reinforced the habits....and then we did this great SYNERGIZING activity! I was so excited to see how well my students synergized and got along! Like Jack Johnson AND the 7 Habits say, we are "better together" :)


This activity reinforces what the students have already learned about the habits because they are reading statements regarding real-life events or situations and they must categorize them into one of two categories: does this situation show the use of one of the habits, or not?

For example, the students in group 1 would be labeled the "Proactive" group - so they will be working with Habit 1: Be Proactive. I give them their sheet with their two titles ("Proactive" and "Not Proactive"). Then the students receive the sheet with all of the different situations on it. They must cut out all of the boxes (including their titles), and sort them into the two columns.

Below is a sample of what their poster will look like when they start sorting...
Each group also must add their own scenario to each column. 

I was so impressed with my students' group work today! I don't know if it was because we had just talked about synergizing, habit 6, or if they are just a great group! :) Hopefully a little of both! I am just so excited the year is starting off so well! 

Get this FREEBIE from my TpT store, along with a lot of other 7 Habits related freebies!

Here is the final product from one of my groups....
Obviously by the pictures, you can tell its a group of boys! But I love how they represented a tie score in the score board. They have two people in a conversation about whose TV shows they should watch....but in their speech bubbles, they are deciding to watch one person's show first, and the other after - Thinking Win Win! :) Yay for learning the 7 Habits!



39 comments:

  1. Wait a second...that's where all the black, orange, and brown construction paper is!! On your shelf!! ;) Love your organization! :)

    Caitlin
    Kindergarten Smiles

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  2. Thank you...I have just finished introducing the 7 Habits to my students and I think this will be a great way to reinforce/continue to teach these skills!

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  3. Welcome back to school - our first day is tomorrow and I cannot wait to start teaching our new 5th graders all of the habits and continue to grow our 6th graders.... love your worksheets :-)

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  4. This is great!! Thanks for sharing!

    Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

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  5. Our school just started the Leader In Me this year!! I am creating a lot of 7 habits things for my kinders!! We will have to keep in touch!!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  6. This is fabulous. I think I now want to use the 7 habits with my 4th and 5th graders.


    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  7. My friend used to teach at a school that used The Leader in Me, and it had such a wonderful sense about it. The seven habits are so necessary for students to learn these days. I am looking forward to hearing about how it goes this school year!

    Mrs. Dixon
    Teaching Special Thinkers

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  8. Bridget, I have been looking for people with leadership materials to link those materials up on my blog. Take a look and see if you are interested. I love you blog! Richi

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  9. Do you have beads that students earn? I thought I saw them on TeacherPayTeachers but when I just looked I could not find them.

    I love your produts!
    Janet Reavis

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  10. I recently stumbled upon your blog, but unfortunately I can't find any of these on TpT? :(

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  11. I recently stumbled upon your blog, but unfortunately I can't find any of these on TpT? :(

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  12. Hi there... is there any way to get your 7 habits items, even though they are no longer on tpt? Thanks!

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  13. Is there any way that I could possibly get your 7 habits items also? Thanks!

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  14. I was unable to find the 7 Habits document on TpT as well. Is there any way to get these products? Thank you!

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    1. If you are able, I'd love the 7 habits worksheets as well. They look excellent! Thanks :)

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  15. Our school is starting the leader in me with our students. I would love to get a hold of the worksheets!

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  16. We implemented Leader in Me last year. I would love to have the 7 Habits review to use the first week of school this year! Thanks!

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  17. I would also love a copy of this resource!

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  18. I could't find this 7 Habits on your TpT....is it still available?

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  19. Is this resource still available? I would love a copy if possible.

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  20. I would also love a copy of the 7 Habits materials! Thank you!

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  21. I am also looking for anything having to do with the 7 habits. Our school is starting these in the fall and I would LOVE a copy of these. Can you tell me how I can get them please?
    Thanks so much, they look amazing!
    Amy Campbell

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  22. My school is just embarking on the leader in me journey. I would love a copy of this if it is still available. Thanks!

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  23. My school is starting to use the 7 Habits this year and I love your ideas! I can't find your products. Is there another way to get them? My email is mjeffrey78@sbcglobal.net. Thank you!

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  24. I would also love to have a copy of your 7 Habits freebie and can't find it on TpT. Is this still available?

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  25. I am at a school that is just beginning our LIM journey and would love a copy but just like Elena I can't find a copy on TpT...Thanks!

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  26. I am also looking for this on TpT and can't find it. I would really like to have a copy.

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  28. Hey! I love your 7 Habits stuff - have them all from TPT. Any way I could get this one as well? Doesn't seem to be available thru TPT anymore. 😕 Thanks!

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  29. Clearly a lot of people would love to use this resource, including myself! Has anyone heard from Bridget?

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  30. I would love to get the 7 Habits resources that you have created. Could you please share?

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  31. I would love for you to share your 7 Habits resources.

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  32. Are you still selling your resources of the 7 Habits? I'm very interested in them, looked at your TPT store, and couldn't find them. We are a LIM school and would love to implement these into our daily LIM block. Please let me know. Thanks!

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  33. Hi! Are you still selling the 7 Habits Resource? I found it on your blog, but was unable to find it on your TPT Store. Please let me know if you can share this with me. Thank you!

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  34. As mentioned above, I looked for your Introducing 7 Habits lesson, but couldn't find it. Any way I can still get it?

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  35. It seems amazing , but not there anymore , couldn't download it ��

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