PK-5th grades are learning about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
“We only get one chance to prepare children for a world none of us can possibly predict, what are we going to do with that one chance?”
--Principal Muriel Summers, A.B. Combs Elementary
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
I am a responsible person.
I take initiative.
I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.
I do not blame others for my wrong actions.
I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin With the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals.
I do things that have meaning and make a difference.
I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision.
I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important.
This means I say no to things I know I should not do.
I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.
I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.
I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.
When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.
I try to see things from their viewpoints.
I listen to others without interrupting.
I am confident in voicing my ideas.
I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.
I get along well with others, even people who are different from me.
I work well in groups.
I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others,
we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone.
I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen the Saw
Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.
I spend time with family and friends.
I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.
I find meaningful ways to help others.