• We are so excited to begin the Leader in Me process here at Fairview Elementary!


    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.



    Here are some great books to read with your child that feature one (or more) of the habits!

    Most of these titles can be found at your local library or bookstore.

    HabitLower Elementary (K - 2)Upper Elementary (3 - 5)
    Be Proactive

    Amazing Grace
         by Mary Hoffman

    The Little Engine That Could
         by Watty Piper

    King Bidgood's in the Bathtub 
         by Audrey Wood

    The Very Lonely Firefly
         by Eric Carle

    The Carrot Seed 
         by Ruth Krauss

    Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher 
         by Bruce Coville

    On My Honor 
         by Marion Dane Bauer

    Someday a Tree 
         by Eve Bunting

    Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
         by Deloris Jordan

    The Real McCoy:  The Life of an African-American Inventory
         by Wendy Towle


     Begin with the End in Mind

    The Very Busy Spider
         by Eric Carle

    Whistle for Willie 
          by Ezra Jack Keats

    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type 
         by Doreen Cronin

    Pancakes, Pancakes 
          by Eric Carle

         by Karen Lynn Williams

     Where Do You Think You're Going Christopher Columbus?
         by Jean Fritz

    Lucy Mastermind
         by Alan Feldman

    Eddie, Incorporated 
         by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Bobby Baseball
         by Kimmel Smith

    The School Story
         by Andrew Clements

     Put First Things First

    Froggy Gets Dressed 
         by Jonathan London

    The Little Red Hen 
         by Paul Galdone

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
         by Eric Carle

    Alejandro's Gift 
          by Richard E. Albert

    Jamaica's Find 
         by Juanita Havill

     The Week Mom Unplugged the TVs
         by Terry Wolfe Phelan

    Irving Black's Strange Snack
         by Roz Rosenbluth

    Esperanza Rising
         by Pam Munoz Ryan

    The TV Kid
         by Betsy Cromer Byars

    Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
         by Mildred Pitts Walter

     Think Win-Win

    Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
          by Leo Lionni

    The Rainbow Fish 
         by Marcus Pfister

    The Doorbell Rang 
         by Pat Hutchins

    The Very Clumsy Click Beetle 
         by Eric Carle

    Let's be Enemies 
          by Janice May Udry

     The Butter Battle
         by Dr. Seuss

    Dragon Stew
         by Tom McGowen

    Law of the Great Peace
         by John Bierhart

    The Checker Players
         by Alan Venable

    Hiawatha, Messenger of Peace
         by Dennis Brindell Fradin

     Seek First to Understand,
    Then to Be Understood

         by Janell Cannon

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
          by Jon Scieszka

    The Runaway Bunny 
         by Margaret Wise Brown

    Are You My Mother? 
         by P. D. Eastman

    Is Your Mama a Llama? 
         by Deborah Guarino

     Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd
         by Mame Farrell

    Witch of Blackbird Pond
         by Elizabether George Speare

         by Cynthia Lord

    Veronica Knows Best
         by Nancy K. Robinson

    The Bully of Barkham Street
         by May Stolz


    Ox-Cart Man 
         by Donald Hall

         by Leo Lionni

    A Chair for My Mother 
          by Vera B. Williams

    Clifford's Spring Clean-Up 
         by Norman Bridwell

    How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty 
         by Nathan Zimelman

     The View from Saturday
         by E. L. Konigsburg

    A Wrinkle in Time
         by Madeling L'Engle

    Ruby Holler
         by Sharon Creech

    The Chalk Box Kid
         by Clyde Robert Bulla

    Chicken Sunday
         by Patricia Polacco

     Sharpen the Saw

    Owl Moon 
         by Jan Yolen

    The Snowy Day 
         by Ezra Jack Keats

    Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! 
         by Mo Willems

    Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
         by D. B. Johnson

    Me I Am! 
         by Jack Prelutsky

     The Mysteries of Harris Brudick
         by Chris Van Allsburg

    Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
         by DyAnne Disalvo-Ryan

    The New Kid on the Block
         by Jack Prelutsky

    A Light in the Attic
        by Shel Silverstein

    Wind in the Long Grass: A Collection of Haiku
         edited by William Higginson