Habit 1: Be Proactive - 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.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind - 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.
Habit 3: Put First Things First - 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 achieve my goals. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4: Think Win-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. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood - 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.
Habit 6: Synergize - I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I work well in groups, even with people who are different than me. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than can anyone of us alone. I am humble.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw - I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lost of ways and lots of places, not just in school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.
Most of these titles can be found at your local library or bookstore.
|Habit||Lower Elementary (K - 2)||Upper Elementary (3 - 5)|
The Little Engine That Could
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
The Very Lonely Firefly
The Carrot Seed
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
On My Honor
Someday a Tree
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
The Real McCoy: The Life of an African-American Inventory
|Begin with the End in Mind|
The Very Busy Spider
Whistle for Willie
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Where Do You Think You're Going Christopher Columbus?
The School Story
|Put First Things First|
Froggy Gets Dressed
The Little Red Hen
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Week Mom Unplugged the TVs
Irving Black's Strange Snack
The TV Kid
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
The Rainbow Fish
The Doorbell Rang
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
Let's be Enemies
The Butter Battle
Law of the Great Peace
The Checker Players
Hiawatha, Messenger of Peace
Seek First to Understand,
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
The Runaway Bunny
Are You My Mother?
Is Your Mama a Llama?
Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd
Witch of Blackbird Pond
Veronica Knows Best
The Bully of Barkham Street
A Chair for My Mother
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up
How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty
The View from Saturday
A Wrinkle in Time
The Chalk Box Kid
|Sharpen the Saw|
The Snowy Day
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
Me I Am!
The Mysteries of Harris Brudick
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
The New Kid on the Block
A Light in the Attic
Wind in the Long Grass: A Collection of Haiku