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!