The Public Speakers at Forsyth Elementary came up with the idea to make a video like a news broadcast! They wanted to be called PSN (Public Speaker News) and talk about Habit 4: Think Win-Win.
Happy Holidays from Forsyth Elementary
This is a video about how our students will use the 7 Habits of Happy Kids
over Christmas Break!
We had our very first College and Career Week at Forsyth Elementary! There were so many things happening and everyone was having a blast!
On Monday, the students got together for a kickoff assembly and Ozarks Technical Community College came and played a game called "Guess that Career" with the kids.
On Tuesday, everyone wore their college t-shirts! It was awesome to hear so many kids talking about where they want to go to college!
On Wednesday, we had a college raffle day. There were 36 donated items from various colleges around us. We drew names and called the students out of class to come get a prize! Cox College donated several bandage cases with their names on it... the kids loved that!
Thursday morning we had our very own high school seniors come to talk to us about their plans for the future and what they dreamed about as a younger kid.
Friday was the last day and we celebrated by dressing up in our future career choice. We had several doctors, vet's, teachers and even a news broadcaster!
Below is 4th Grade students presenting their Career Posters to younger grades.
The students had a chance to practice using the Peace Path and the conversations that were coming up, blew me away! I can't wait to see how this impacts our students further into the school year!
The Peace Path is ready for students to use! When faced with a problem students have a hard time communicating their needs to one another. This results in misunderstandings and conflicts. The peace path is a way for students to learn the communication skills needed to work through a problem. It allows them to take time expressing their needs, as well as, being able to feel heard by the other student. Over the next two weeks, I will be introducing the Peace Path to each classroom. We will come up with reasons why they would need to use it and take some time to practice using it. Hopefully, this will empower students to stand up for themselves when faced with a problem and equip them with the communication skills they need.
New, fun and life-changing material is being taught at Forsyth Elementary! We are taking the next step with our Character Assemblies and starting a new initiative. That ALL students find... The LEADER in Me! This approach is to develop a culture of leadership in our school . It is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Stephen Covey.
Developing a culture of leadership in our school is about helping students become the leaders of their own lives. Using the 7 Habits, students will develop confidence, become responsible, and use self-discipline,
We invite families to learn about the 7 Habits at home. Our hope is to create a common language at home and at school. Students will gain a better understanding of what these habits are and how they apply to their lives. To find more info, go to www.theleaderinme.org