The way I use habit five, “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” is by listening to others and understanding before speaking.
For example, when I’m doing math homework and I get stuck on a problem, I ask for help from someone and see if they need some too. if I ask them politely and nicely, they will help. Another example is I sometimes have accidents that are problems that I can’t fix or figure out, so I ask for help. If I need a book in the library, I ask the librarian to help me find the book.
So thats how you can Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood!
Have you ever used Habit 4 Think Win-Win? Well, in my life I try to use Habit 4 as much as I can. For example, if my brother wants to borrow something then I will let him use it. In chapter four of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids book, Lily plants a garden and she thinks win-win.
Can you make a connection or relate to a time you used habit #4 think win-win. Habit 4 think win-win means to have an open mind and be creative!
For example, I have a friend named Ashley and one day we wanted to play a game. But guess what? Ashley wanted to play Hide and Go Seek and I wanted to play Tag. So we both decided we needed to be creative and play a game we both can agree on.
Then my mom said, “How about you all play “Hide and Go Tag”. We were both so happy we could agree on a game. It turns out it was a really fun game, you should try it some time? Now, that you know about Habit 4 next time you get into a really sticky situation, you can use Think Win-Win!
Have you ever played video games for a week, then when the big test comes you get bad grade? Well that is because you did not use Habit 3. You should have studied then played games. This is also known as “putting first things first”.
In the 7 Habits Book, Pokey your spiny friend laid in his hammock all week, not studying, and he got an F. Next week he studied all week and got an A. So put first things first and don’t be stuck in the F town. How will you put first things first?
Did you know that Field Day is coming? I hope you do! I know that I am super exited for my Field Day, and I really hope that you are exited for your field day, too.
There is a question that I think you will ask, if you haven’t asked it already. When is field day? K-5 through 1st grade will have field day on Tuesday, May 13th. 2nd and 3rd grade field day is on Wednesday, May 14th. 4th and 5th grade field day is on Wednesday, May 15th.
I’m pretty sure that we are having the same activities as we did in the past, like the Bat Spin, Helicopter, and Balloon Pop. We will also have other fun activities that day! I’m looking forward to it. Are you excited for your Field Day?
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Spring Break is coming! Spring Break is when we all get to have the time of our lives.
Starting Monday, April 14, 2014 through Friday, April 18, 2014 Lexington 1 will observe Spring Break. Are you going to go on a cruise? Go to the beach?
Well if you don’t have a lot of money, you could visit your friends, relax at home, or even visit the park. All of those ideas are free.
I cant wait to just relax, sleep in, and stay up late! So what are you doing for spring break?