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?
To me, Habit #6 Synergize, means to work together, value other peoples strengths and learn from and about them. Working together is better for your life. It helps you, so that when you meet someone new you can learn to help each other you won’t make fun of them and laugh at them. Also you can work together and have some experience for when you work with others and you can help others and not make them mad or be mean. When I interviewed Mr. Swann said,”To me synergizing is when two or more people work together for a common cause. For example, Mrs. Taylor and I synergize when we work together on our plan for the learning Commons.” so why wont you use synergize and work together while doing your work.
Habit #1 – Be Proactive
This habit is about getting your school work and homework done and doing what your supposed to do even if no one is watching no matter what. It also helps you in school because if you do all your school work you will have better grades.
Habit #1 helped me as a leader by teaching me to do all my work and turning it in on time. This habit could help you by teaching you to be a successful leader in school and in real life situations. One students I spoke with said, “Being proactive is about being responsible for yourself and understanding that you are in charge of yourself.” Being proactive can help you in many ways you don’t even think about.
Chapter 1 – Bored! Bored! Bored!
The first chapter of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids is about being proactive. Sammy the Squirrel was, “Bored! Bored! Bored!” Sammy was not in the mood for tinkering around with his broken toys, radios, and cell phones.
Sammy decided to go and visit his friends for advice. He couldn’t think of anything to do and he was bored. At every stop, his friends asked him if he wanted to do what they wanted to do, but he always refused.
Eventually, Sammy went to his Grandmama’s house for advice. She had a broken radio and Sammy had a great idea. Sammy wanted to help out his grandmama with her broken radio so he did some hammering, screwing in bolts and painting the radio in its original form. Sammy was so happy that he decided to give it to Allie.
Allie loved the radio and and Sammy felt good because he was proactive. When you are proactive, you are in charge of yourself and you choose how you act.
Chapter 2 – Goob and the Bug-Collecting Kit…..coming soon!!
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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?
The month of February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. We had visitors come and speak to the Kindergarten classes. Students learned about keeping their teeth clean all the time. The students learned to floss and see the dentist often. They also worked on trying to get the students to understand that sometimes you have to eat healthy to have white and shiny teeth.
Tooth decay is the most common problem for young children. The American Dental Association is trying to prevent that. Forty percent of children already have cavities and we don’t want kids at young ages getting cavities when they still have their baby teeth. The main reason we had people visit our school to talk about National Dental Health Month was to raise awareness for our Kindergarten classes.