7 Habits of Effective Kindergartners
Habit 1: Be Proactive
We encourage all students to be responsible and take initiative. We teach them they choose their actions, attitudes, and moods, and blaming others is wrong. Most importantly we teach them to do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
We teach the students to plan ahead and set goals. They are all an important part of the classroom and contribute to the class and school's mission and vision. We are always looking for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
We show students how to set priorities, make a schedule, and follow a plan. We model discipline and organizational skills. We teach work first than play.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
We teach finding a balance for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. When conflicts arise we look for a win-win solution and model being happy for others.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand , Then to Be Understood
We teach and model listening to other people's ideas and feelings. We try and see things from others' point of view. We model listening without interrupting. We show how to listen with our ears, eyes, and heart. We are confident to voice our own ideas.
Habit 6: Synergize
We value other peoples' strengths and learn from them. We learn to get along well with others, even people who are different from us. We learn by teaming with others we can create better solutions than we can alone.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
We learn to take care of the 4 parts of ourselves; body, brain, heart, and soul. We learn that eating right, exercise, and getting enough sleep are important. We take time to find meaningful ways to help people. We spend time with our family and friends. We learn in lots of ways and places not just school.