It's been awhile since I talked about the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. I'm hoping I can find some time during Spring Break to catch you up on some of the books we've used this year.
In the meantime, here's a list of what our school used this year. I'll be sure to update this once we know what the Habit 7 (Sharpen the Saw) book is for the month.
2011-2012 Book List
I know this is short and sweet, but I wanted to share this resource with you.
I will say that the books we used for Habits 5 (Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood) and 6 (Synergize) are my favorites. If you haven't read Library Lion to your students, you must must must go out and find this book. It is beautiful.
I also really struggled to develop an activity for Habit 4 (Think Win-Win). I want to note that the book (When Mama Played Baseball) is a text geared more towards 4th and 5th grade. It's a great story, but you really need to set aside some time to talk and build background knowledge before you read it with younger students.
If your school is considering using The Leader in Me or The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, I hope this is something you can use. If not, these are great books to use in any leadership or character education program!
I'll be back in a few days to share a theme vs. lesson (message) activity I'm doing with my kids this week. Wish me luck! :)