Using the Seven Habits will help you to discover the leader in you!
Our students are learning Steven Covey's Seven Habit. We've been studying these using Sean Covey's Seven Habits of Happy Kids. During the 2015-2016 school year I set a goal of having 80% of our students (1st through 5th grades) able to join The Seven Oaks Club by being able to say all seven habits. After all, its easier to apply these seven habits when they know all seven habits! We had five classed where 100% of the students could say the seven habits! (Congratulations to Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Davis's 2nd grade, Mrs. Cantrell's 2nd /3rd grade split, Miss Keener's 1st grade and Miss McNeely's 5th grade). Not only did our students exceed the goal of 80% knowing their Seven Habits, but almost half of the Kindergarteners also knew and could say the Seven Habits! Well done everyone! Now let's put these habits into action in 2016-2017!!!
Parents and students alike can use the resources below to learn these valuable tools.
Zentangle Doodle Designs use basic repeating patterns to create interesting designs. Research has shown that creating these repeating pattern design reduces stress, increases focus and develops problem solving skills. What a great way for student to use down time, when they have completed an assignment early and are ready to "shift gears" for a few minutes. Below you will find some links to some "How to video" which will walk you through each step and a few links to projects which include sample pages with many additional doodle designs which you might like to try.
5.) Here is a link to an art teacher's web page. Along with her class assignment, you will find some sample zentangle designs that you might want to try. I particularly like the fact that this teacher's art assignment was based on respecting others, a perfect project to accompany a Seven Habits lesson! http://mrs-cook.weebly.com/respect-zentangle.html
These are only a few resources offered on the web if you are interested in Zentangle doodles. I hope that you will explore these simple designs and enjoy making doodling a part of how you "Sharpen the saw."