Monday, January 12, 2015

Books that can teach about the 7 habits

Suggested Books that Can Be Used to Reinforce the 7 Habits

Lower Elementary Book List
Habits:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan and Jan Berenstain                                                                                                                                                                Bread and Jam for France by Russell Hoban                                                                                                                                                                                                                D. W., Picky Eater by Marc Brown
Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice

Frederick by Leo Lionni
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
Stone Soup (any version)
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Circle of Influence:
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Mirette and the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
The Empty Pot by Demi

Habit 1 - 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

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind:
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Click, Clack, Cows that Moo by Doreen Cronin
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

Habit 3 - 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

Habit 4 – 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

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand then to Be Understood:
Stellaluna 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

Habit 6 - Synergy:
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
Clifford’s Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell
How the 2nd Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman

Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw:
Owl Moon by Jane 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

Upper Elementary Book List

Habit 1 - Be Proactive:
“Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher” by Bruce Coville                                                                                             “On My Honor” by Marion 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 Inventor” by Wendy Towle
Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind:
“Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus?” by Jean Fritz                                                                   “Lucy Mastermind” by Alan Feldman                                                                                                                      “Eddie, the Incorporated” by Phyllis Naylor                                                                                                              “Bobby Baseball” by Robert Kimmel Smith                                                                                                               “The School Story” by Andrew Clements
Habit 3 - Put First Things First:                                                                                                                                                 “The Week Mom Unplugged the TV’s” by Terry Wolfe Phelan                                                                                           “Irving Black’s Strange Snack” by Roz Rosenbluth                                                                                                “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan                                                                                                                      “The TV Kid” by Betsy Byars                                                                                                                                  “Justin & the Best Biscuits in the World” by Mildred Pitts Walter
Habit 4 - Think Win-Win:
“The Butter Battle Book” 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
Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood:
“Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd” by Mame Farrell                                                                                                         “Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare                                                                                                    “Rules” by Cynthia Lord                                                                                                                                           “Veronica Knows Best” by Nancy Robinson                                                                                                                          “The Bully of Barkham Street” by Leonard Shortall
Habit 6 - Synergize:
“The View from Saturday” by E.L. Konigsburg                                                                                                                              “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle                                                                                                                                         “Ruby Holler” by Sharon Creech                                                                                                                                              “The Chalk box Kid” by Clyde Robert Bulla                                                                                                                               “Chicken Sunday” by Patricia Polacco
Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw:

“The Mysteries of Harris Burdick” 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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Data Drives Us To Leadership

These are data score boards that will help our leadership and we thought we would like to share them. These help our leaders know what they need to do and what they have done. This data if for our reading and math goals, so that we can track our learning and take control of our learning. This is a reminder of what the students do in school and what they have in their schema, for example: They help us keep track of attendance, WIGs, and reading minutes.

Evan Haynes (student leader in technology)
Megan Sutherland (student leader in technology)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Crack the Code to Leadership

Country Heights Elementary STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) is CRACKING THE CODE TO LEADERSHIP! CHES has created a fun an innovated way to learn Stephen Covey's 7 Habits. Country Heights is a Leader in Me school and we use our leadership skills to become better students and citizens. We have created QR codes to link to this website. Members of CHES STLP used Microsoft PowerPoint to create a presentation for each habit below. Click on each picture to see the PowerPoint. Students also used other Microsoft Office programs to create bookmarks, name tags, and a brochure. Two students created a Keynote presentation using an IPad to give families an idea of how they can use the habits at home.

Click HERE to see the Keynote presentation Lauren and Caleb created.

STLP Members: Katie Abell, Caleb Thomas Matt DuFrayne, Maddy Howard, Claire Fischer, Bella Sailors, Bailey Wurth, Xavier Wilson, Lauren Benningfield, Tori Askins, Avery Cordero, and Cassie Yeckering   

Saturday, July 27, 2013

7 Habits Poster Freebie

I made this for our school's handbooks but you could use it for your class's Leadership Notebook, your class information packet, or you can make a poster with it if your school has a poster maker. ENJOY!!!!!! Feel free to pin or link to this from your blog. Click on the picture below to get your free poster.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

WOW! Guess what they all said?????

Our first Leadership Day was a success!!!!!! We can measure that success by the comments that we received from our guest. Below is a Wordle that displays all the wonderful comments about our school and our kids. We are so thankful to our visitors and everyone who helped us showcase the great things we are doing to promote the Leader in Me and the 7 Habits in our kids and families. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Leadership Day is Approaching

Our very first Leadership Day is coming up Monday, April 22nd. We will have over 70 visitors in our building!!!!! We are very excited to have so many people interested in our school and our student leaders. Here are some samples of a few things that will be included in materials our visitors will receive. If any of you reading this blog will be visiting us, please comment after your visit and let us know what you loved and what you thought we could improve. We love feedback!!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

5th Grade is AWESOME!!!!!

This is a message to our AWESOME 5th graders who are in Washington D.C. We all miss you and wish you luck while you are there learning. We can't wait to hear about all the things you learn. Click on the picture below to see our morning assembly.