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7+1 Habits

You're in Charge 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 looking.
You're in Charge.
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 looking
Have a Plan I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Work First, Then Play I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Everyone Can Win I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.
Listen Before You Talk I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Together Is Better I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Balance Feels Best I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.
Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

At Home

A great way to learn about the 7+1 Habits at home is to talk about them. Ask your child(ren) what they know and share with them the information you know. Below are some books that can help start a discussion with your child(ren):

Habits 1 through 7:
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
By Sean Covey

Habit 1
The Little Engine That Could
By Watty Piper

Habit 2
The Very Busy Spider
By Eric Carle

Habit 3
The Little Red Hen
By Paul Galdone (or any version)

Habit 4
Rainbow Fish
By Marcus Pfister

Habit 5
The Runaway Bunny
By Margaret Wise Brown

Habit 6
Swimmy
By Leo Lionni

Habit 7
The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats


Celebrations

As the PTA Individual Development Chairperson helps develop character and self-esteem in our children. Our program's theme is, "Character Counts", and we will highlight a character trait each month. The teachers will be looking for students that exemplify the highlighted Character Counts Award to one student in each class. Since we are a Leader in Me School, each month's theme will follow the 7 + 1 habits.

*PTA Leadership/Character Awards: Our PTA has initiated an opportunity for students to be recognized for outstanding character shown at school. This award is given by grade level, one per class, and is awarded at the end of each month in the gym at a special assembly before school for those students and their parents or family. During the assembly, each child being honored will receive a certificate, a copy of the note written by the teacher, and a small prize. Also, the student will have a picture displayed in the front hall on a special Leadership bulletin board.


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