Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Book
We have been reading The 7 Habits of Happy Kids in some of our classrooms Kindergarten through 4th grade. The book has cartoon characters that each have distinctive personalities which teach children to respect differences. Our students love to hear the stories. At the end of each story there are questions to help parents and teachers lead a discussion with children to bring out the learning for that habit. Because the book is so well set up, it takes little preparation time.
The children really do “get it". In the past, when children would bring me little disagreements they were having, I would sit them in chairs and monitor who would talk and how they would work it out. Now when they come to me with a similar problem, I just say, “Remember, be proactive.” and they solve it themselves.
Oak Grove School