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!!!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Habit 1 - Be Proactive FREEBIES

This week, every teacher is teaching Habit 1: Be Proactive. We have so many great things going on. Below are a few things that kindergarten is doing to help our kids learn what it means to be proactive. I will be posting pictures of what our first grade teachers are doing later. They are on my phone and I can't get them uploaded yet. I will edit and add them later tonight or tomorrow. I hope to post later in the week from other grades and give more freebies away for Habit 1. This is all new to us so if any of you have any suggestions, please comment!!!!! Our 3rd grade team is working on a podcast that will be posted soon (THANK YOU 3RD GRADE!) 

click on each picture to download yours for FREE!!!!!! The first 2 things were sent to me by a teacher friend from Whitesville Elementary, Jessica Doughty. Thank you Jessica!
There is a second page with this if you download with pictures that kids cut out and glue on the inside or outside of the circle of control

Kindergarten has a CD with this poem as a song. I'm not sure where we got it. I'll look tomorrow when I get to school and see if I can let you know. But you could still recite it or have it posted. We are going to use it to teach the "Can Do" attitude to our kids.

We are going to make playdough with our kids to use in reading and math centers. This activity will be whole group and we will do it together. However you have to use very hot water so the teacher must actually do the mixing while talking to the kids about the process. We are using this as Habit 1 because we will talk about being proactive while using playdough in centers. In order to make it last all year, we much be sure to BE PROACTIVE and put the top on the playdough each time or it will dry out. This is taking responsibility for themselves when they clean up their center.