Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reading the 7 Habits at Home

I am Jenny Pittam and I teach 5th and 7th Grade Spanish at Oak Grove. I am also a parent at our school. My daughter Olivia is in 2nd grade and my son Evan is in 1st grade. My kids and I have been reading The 7 Habits of Happy Kids at home. We love discussing the characters and how we see a little bit of each of their personalities in ourselves. I have found that after reading the stories in the book, the kids can relate to each story and the "parent discussion questions" at the end of each chapter help us delve into the story to make personal connections. This book is not only funny to the children, it is another way to bond with my children and teach them at the same time. It is a great way to reinforce the principles that our kids need to succeed such as responsibility, planning ahead, respect for others, teamwork, and balance in our lives. I highly recommend this book!

Jenny Pittam
Oak Grove Teacher

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