Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa and the Elves Use the 7 Habits - and a Smartboard FREEBIE

Our first grade has been learning how Santa and the Elves use the 7 Habits. They began with an Elf Bubble Map of all the Habits. They brainstormed as a class as to how Santa and the Elves used the 7 Habits. You can see Mrs. Wilson's class's response below. Click HERE to get a blank Smarboard Template of this.

Then first grade used the super cute template from firstgradeblueskies for their elves. They used the rubric below to write about what habit they are good at that would make them a good elf. The kids did a great job!!!!!! And so did the teachers!!!!!! Click the Rubric to get it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

STLP Leaders SHINE!!!!

Thirteen Country Heights students attended the Fall STLP Showcase at WKU on December 6, 2012. The leadership skills of these students were shining as they presented “The Huskies Learn the 7 Habits” project to the judges and other STLP students and sponsors from the region. We are proud of all of you!!!!

Mrs. Hamilton (Media Specialist), Mrs. Gross (Teaching Assistant), Ryan Ward (student),  Mr. Couch, Aaron Howard (student), Mrs. Fleming (Technology Leader).
If you are a teacher viewing this we would love your comments. Does your school have an STLP? What things do they do? We are always wanting to learn from others. We would love to post things you do as well especially if it connects to the 7 Habits.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Trees, Trees, and More Trees. Thank you Recycle Club Leaders!!!

Mrs. Klee is one of our resource teachers at CHES. She has taken the leadership role of sponsoring our Recycle Club. These kids have really embraced their roles as leaders in our school. Their primary responsibility has been to collect our recyclables each Thursday, sort them, and get them ready for pick up. They synergize and to get the job done efficiently and effectively. They show they use the 7 Habits by setting goals, thinking win-win, being proactive, etc. However, they really took their role a step further by beginning with the end in mind. They decided that our running track needed trees for our students. It's gets really hot in at the beginning of school and in the spring. The recycle club wanted shade for all the kids. They set a goal to get trees. They wrote a letter to our community asking different tree farms and nurseries to donate trees for our students. We were so happy when Hilltop Tree Farm helped us reach our goal. They donated many trees. Below is the letter they wrote, the plan for the trees, and the map of how they wanted the trees to be planted. If it weren't for these student leaders and Mrs. Klee, we would never have gotten these trees. They really are taking responsibility for our school!!!!! Thank you!!! We are proud of you! 

I'm sorry the letter is side-ways. Technology is not cooperating with me. I can't figure out how to flip it. I tried to flip but it won't save it.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our Leadership Clubs are Outstanding!!!!!

We have a wonderful photography club. They take pictures of events in our school, document our progress with the Leader in Me and have now taken pictures of our environment to practice their photography skills. Some are pictures of different activities that are in our intermediate hall. Here are 2 of our photography club members. We will continue to showcase more of the photography club members.

Lauren Benningfield
4th grader

Maddy Howard
4th grader

These banners are given to homeroom classes each Monday during our morning assembly. In order to earn a banner, a class has to show leadership by exhibiting their best behavior, using good manners, and doing the right even no one is looking. Some classes earn more that one banner in a week!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WOW!!!! We have great Leadership Clubs

 Thank you so much to Mrs. Devine and the Photography Leadership Club!!!!! They have once again captured great family moments at CHES. Click the picture below to watch a Smilebox presentation of our famlies during our Thanksgiving Lunch with a Loved One Dinner.

Check back soon for more posts from our Photography Club and our Recycling Club. Great things are happening here!!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

CHES has a Leader in Me Twitter!!! Follow US!!!

Mr. Duncan, our physical education teacher, has set up a Twitter handle for CHES. It is @CHES_PE. If you are on Twitter, please follow us. We would like for parents, other teachers, everyone to follow us. Mr. Duncan said he would be making announcements about all the great things that are happening at CHES with the Leader in Me and how we are all becoming great leaders. Thank you Mr. Duncan for being a leader for us and setting this up.

I've also attached 2 Lotus tools for Thanksgiving. I know it's a little late but for those of you who find this tonight, it might be in time for you to use them before your Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Festival Fun

Thank you Mrs. Devine! She is a teacher leader who is helping some of our 4th graders in the photography club. They have taken on quite a task this year. They take pictures of all our events and create many different things with them. They are working on a school calendar and so many fun and exciting things. Mrs. Devine took their pictures and created this Smilebox presentation for us. Thank you so much to the 4th grade Photography Club and Mrs. Devine!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Check out one of our 5th grade LEADERS!!!!!

Annabelle Watts is a fifth grade student at CHES. She is a leader and has written a song about the 7 habits to the tune of "Our Song" by Taylor Swift. Click the picture below to watch her video. We are so proud of Annabelle!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fabulous 50's Day

We had so much fun celebrating the 50th Day of school with 50's Day. Our school synergized and sharpened our saw at the same time. 

Thank you Mrs. Devine for making this Smilbox collage for us!!!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Grandparent's Day Video

We hosted a Grandparent's Breakfast and Patriot Day on September 11, 2012. Click below to see a slideshow. Thank you to Mrs. Devine for putting this together!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mrs. Cole's Class Says the 7 Habits

Our kindergarten has learned all 7 Habits. Click on the video below to see Mrs. Cole's class say them with our hand signs.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

First Grade - 7 Habits Pics

Below are pictures of great things our first grade teachers have done with the 7 Habits. We are concentrating on 1 habit a week and hope the kids really embrace these habits as we have. I'm working on compiling all our Kindergarten Data Notebook pages into one document and I will post as a freebie later this week. FEEL FREE TO PIN ANY OF THESE PICTURES!!!!!!