4 What does it mean to be PROACTIVE? PROACTIVE students make a choice about how they react to the things that happen. They stay calm and don’t react impulsivelyPreschoolers can’t do that!! What are you thinking!!!YES they can!! If we work together to teach them proactive skills! It takes a group effort to make it work!!!
5 What does being PROACTIVE look like at school? Choosing activities to work on independently or with a friendWorking appropriately with classroom materialsCleaning up when asked the first timeTrying their best on every activityListening and following directions during group and independent workTaking turns with favorite activitiesUsing words to express feelings when upset or frustrated
6 What does being PROACTIVE look like at home? Putting toys away without mom and dad askingSitting appropriately at the table with family for mealsBrushing teeth independentlyHelping pick out clothes for school and getting dressed independentlyHelping make a grocery listAsking for help with difficult tasksUsing words to express feelings and frustrations
7 Why is this important in preschool? We are working on appropriate interactions to develop friendships and cooperative learning through:IndependenceShows social cooperationApplies social problem solving skills
8 Connecting Habit #1 to EC Standards Health/Mental Wellness Standard 1: Demonstrates health/mental wellness in individual and cooperative social environments.Benchmark 1.1: Demonstrates independent behavior.Benchmark 1.2: Shows social cooperation.Social Studies Standard 1: Demonstrates basic understanding of the world in which he/she lives.Benchmark 1.4: Recognizes and/or follows rules within the home, school and community.
10 Begin with the End in Mind? What does it mean toBegin with the End in Mind?When students Begin with the End in Mind they make a plan and set goals.“I am an important part of my classroom. I look for ways to be a good citizen.”
11 What does Beginning with the End in Mind look like at school? What do I want to learn about?Project workMaking a plan at center timeWhat do I want to accomplish?Where do I want to work?
12 What does Beginning with the End in Mind look like at home? Setting a personal goal:Learning to put my shoes on the correct feetLearning to getting dressed by myselfLearning to tie my shoes without help
13 Why is this important in preschool? We want students to start thinking about where they want to go in their future and how they will get there. This starts with small simple steps but can lead to major decisions in life.Problem solving skillsShowing a sense of purpose
14 Connecting Habit #2 to EC Standards Health/Mental Wellness Standard 1: Demonstrates health/mental wellness in individual and cooperative social environments.Benchmark 1.3: Applies social problem solving skills.Benchmark 1.4: Shows a sense of purpose (future-hopefulness)
16 “Put First Things First, work first then play.” What does it mean toPut First Things First?Students spend time on things that are most important. Learning about priorities and making a plan.“Put First Things First, work first then play.”
17 What does Putting First Things First look like at school? Putting personal items away in locker before starting the day.Washing hands before eating lunch.Finishing one project before starting a new project.Cleaning up materials before moving on to another activity.
18 What does Putting First Things First look like at home? Doing what mom or dad asked me to do before doing what I want to do.Cleaning up my room before playing outside.Finishing my dinner before eating dessert.
20 Habit #4 Think Win-WinEvery preschool child can find success in the classroom individually and as a group. When there are problems or disagreements we can work together to find a solution that makes everyone happy.We all can win!
21 Habit #5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Listening with your eyes and ears! People say a lot with their body language and facial expressions.Students learn lots about body language and facial expressions through our Second Step Curriculum!
22 We are all better when we work together! Habit #6 SynergizeWe are all better when we work together!
23 Take time to have fun and play! Habit #7 Sharpen the SawTake time to have fun and play!Students take care of their body by eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep.Students take care of their spirit by spending time with family and friends.
24 Resources: This slide show was created using the following resources and is based on slide shows by Rebecca Radicchi.The Seven Habits for Highly Effective People by Stephen CoveyThe Seven Habits for Highly Effective Kids by Sean CoveyThe Seven Habits for Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey