December 2019 Habit Heroes

by Diana Duckworth, Elementary Counselor
The teacher winners were Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Blackford and Mrs. Gatson.

Front row: Jacob Hammontree, Airion Gauch, Cecelia Quinlin, Adyson Hathaway, Zoey Clarkson, Cooper Bland

Back row: Mrs. Blackford, Mrs. Allen, Bridget Wooten, Gage Fessenden, Chloe Hodges, JR Henderson, Hope Blackwell, Traetyn Tate, Elle Westhoff, and Mrs. Gatson The teacher winners were Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Blackford and Mrs. Gatson. Front row: Jacob Hammontree, Airion Gauch, Cecelia Quinlin, Adyson Hathaway, Zoey Clarkson, Cooper Bland Back row: Mrs. Blackford, Mrs. Allen, Bridget Wooten, Gage Fessenden, Chloe Hodges, JR Henderson, Hope Blackwell, Traetyn Tate, Elle Westhoff, and Mrs. Gatson

4th Grader Chloe Hodges is Coach Akright’s Habit Hero for December. Chloe always has a positive attitude and gives great effort in PE every day. Chloe demonstrates Habit 1: being proactive. Chloe never needs any reminders to stay on task and is always giving her best effort in class. Chloe is a great student and a great example of someone that follows the 7 habits.
Gage Fesseden is a December Habit Hero for always being proactive. Gage comes to class ready to learn and is sure to have his needed supplies. Gage's leadership shined during Student Lighthouse Team elections. Gage worked very hard creating his posters and communicating positive messages to his classmates. Gage is very considerate in the classroom and is careful to Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood. Gage is a great example of the 7 Habits!
Jacob Hammontree is a Kindergarten student in Ms. Myers’ class who demonstrates Habit 4: Think Win-Win every day. He always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He is a true friend to the students in his class. Jacob loves to be helpful and is constantly helping others pick up or push in chairs. He is a true leader at Ralls County Elementary!
Fifth grader Hope Blackwell has shown true leadership as she has worked to improve her reading skills. She doesn’t get discouraged when things are difficult and tries her best follow Habit 7 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. She is proactive in her learning and knows that by working hard and giving her best effort she will achieve her goals. If Hope puts her mind to it, she can do anything!
Second grader Adyson Hathaway has been Proactive and worked hard during and after school to improve her reading skills. She uses Habit #4 Think Win-Win when she reads after school to become a stronger reader and contribute minutes to the WIG. She also Synergizes with others when they need help with their reading strategies.
Kindergartner Cooper Bland puts first things first every day by working to complete his writing and word practice before coming to reading group. He can be counted on to give his best effort. This has really paid off for Cooper, as his reading and writing have shown great improvement in the past few months. Not only is he responsible in managing his own work, he also quietly sets a positive example for others in the room. Cooper is a true kindergarten leader.
Elle Westhoff, first grader, is proactive and comes to school prepared and ready to learn. In the hallways she walks quietly and follows all our matrix expectations. She participates in class discussions and comes to class each day with a smile on her face. Elle is a kind, caring little girl who is always ready to help others. She is a great role model to others.
JR Henderson from Mrs. Willing’s fifth grade class is the Tiger Keyboarding Habit Hero for December. JR comes into the computer class ready to listen and track the teacher for the day’s instructions. He completes assigned tasks even when it is hard. Just last week after a class discussion of the ring finger being the weakest and hardest finger to type on the bottom row, JR wasn’t discouraged, but acknowledged the difficulty and persevered through that difficult reach to the letter “X”! JR also helps to make the lab ready for the next class without being asked! He shows true leadership and attentiveness in class.
Traetyn Tate is a 3rd grade student, who can always be counted on to be a helper. He shows great leadership by being the first one to raise his hand to volunteer for a classroom job. He is proactive when it comes to getting his projects finished. In art class, he is a good friend and has shared some of his drawings with his classmates.
Bridget Wooten is a hard worker that always puts forth her best effort. She truly Puts First Things First and Begins with the End in Mind. Bridget is kind hearted and a willing helper, she is quick to Synergize with classmates and friends. Bridget is Proactive in the hallway by following hallway expectations and leading by example. She truly Seeks First to Understand and Then Be Understood when conversing with friends and staff at RCE.
CeCe Quinlan continuously thinks Win Win and Begin with the End in Mind. She is very empathetic and her friends know she can be counted on. She recently told Mrs Kelly of a situation outside of school that she wasn’t really happy with, but is learning that “You have to do what is right, even if it is not easy”. That is true leadership!
Airion Gauch is a kindergarten student in Mrs. Berry’s classroom. Airion puts first things first by getting right to work on her handwriting practice sheets. Airion shows leadership in the hallway by following the expectations of walking quietly and in a straight line. She always has a smile on her face and is a great friend to her classmates. Great job Airion and keep up the great work!
Zoey Clarkson is a third-grade student who is always using habit 3, put first things first, in the lunchroom. She sits down at her table when she comes in and uses her time wisely to make sure she has plenty of time to eat her lunch. Because she does so well at using the 7 habits, she still has lots of time to visit with her friends too!