The Leader in Me At RCE "Providing a leadership centered environment that honors the greatness in every child."

by Diana Duckworth, Counselor
Front Row: Trevon Mayfield, Billie Jo Resor, and Macie Henderson
Second Row: Kenzie Stevener, Kaven Sharkey, Jenna Ross, Ian Torrence, Hannah Spradley, Caybree Harris
Third Row: Annabelle Roberts, Braylee Harris, Brock Hinds, Willow Hull, Marvin Thompson, Andrew Allieri-Mudd, Bradley Reed, Jacob Ross and MaKinley Turnbough. Front Row: Trevon Mayfield, Billie Jo Resor, and Macie Henderson
Second Row: Kenzie Stevener, Kaven Sharkey, Jenna Ross, Ian Torrence, Hannah Spradley, Caybree Harris
Third Row: Annabelle Roberts, Braylee Harris, Brock Hinds, Willow Hull, Marvin Thompson, Andrew Allieri-Mudd, Bradley Reed, Jacob Ross and MaKinley Turnbough.

Habit Heroes - February 2020

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Front Row: Trevon Mayfield, Billie Jo Resor, and Macie Henderson

Second Row: Kenzie Stevener, Kaven Sharkey, Jenna Ross, Ian Torrence, Hannah Spradley, Caybree Harris

Third Row: Annabelle Roberts, Braylee Harris, Brock Hinds, Willow Hull, Marvin Thompson, Andrew Allieri-Mudd, Bradley Reed, Jacob Ross and MaKinley Turnbough.

Braylee Harris is especially good at using Habit #5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. She uses her eyes, ears and heart to listen to her classmates and responds with kindness. Braylee also uses Habit #1 Be Proactive by working hard, taking care of herself and her belongings, and maintaining a sunshiny attitude through it all!

Brock Hinds is a hard worker. He always puts first things first. He is quick to get to work when he is given an assignment. He is also excited to synergize to help his classmates with any task they have.

Willow Hull works hard and never gives up. She is one that always has a smile on her face and is such a great friend to her classmates. Willow puts first things first in and out of the classroom and she is very proactive. She loves coming to school and sharing how she Sharpens the Saw at home with her family.

Marvin Thompson has been working hard to use the 7 habits daily. During writing time, he takes pride in his handwriting. He puts first things first to get all his work done so he is able to have free choice time. During our reading group he is eager to help his fellow classmates decode a word. Marvin synergizes at recess with his friends.

Andrew Allieri-Mudd is putting first things first and getting his work done. He is working hard at staying on task and taking charge of his learning. Andrew is being proactive and making great strides in his writing. He is starting his work on his own and completing it in a timely manner.

Bradley Reed is the perfect example of what it means to follow Habit 1- Be Proactive. He is always in control of himself and his emotions. He focuses during his independent work time, has amazing handwriting, and is always quick to help a friend or to ask for help if he needs it. Bradley always has the very best positive attitude.

Jacob Ross is a very proactive learner. Whenever he is asked to do something, Jacob puts first thing first and follows directions right away. His classmates enjoy working with him as he continually has a positive attitude. He is always smiling, laughing, and showing kindness to others.
Makinley Turnbull demonstrates that 7 habits daily. She always has a smile on her face and spreads positivity wherever she goes. She takes responsibility for her learning by putting first things first and beginning with the end in mind. Makinley is someone that you count on, always offering help to others.

Caybree Harris is Proactive by having the “I can do” attitude. She tries her best in everything that she does. She is great a Synergizing with other students. Before partnership work or group activities begin she sits down with the students that she will be working with, and comes up with a plan of how they can be successful with the task at hand. Caybree is wonderful at putting First Things First. She does her best to do the things that she has to do before she does the things that she wants to do.

Annabelle Roberts is a natural born leader, and the habits are a part of her daily routine. Recently, Annabelle knew of a friend at Ralls County Elementary that had some health issues. Annabelle felt strongly that the students at RCE should do something to help the family with their medical expenses. Annabelle led the way to have a Hat Day so that RCE students could synergize together to help out the family.

Kensie Stevener starts her day knowing that she is here to learn, be a leader to others, and complete her work. She is friendly and treats everyone fairly. Kensie can be seen in the classroom kindly offering reminders to other students so they can succeed, too. She has been a Tiger Tutor with a kindergartener this year, which means spending her own recess time helping others.. Kensie has been working hard in Tiger Time to pass multiplication and division timed tests and she’s doing a great job!

Kaven Sharkey has been fantastic at being proactive in our classroom all year long. He is often the first student with his hand in the air to participate in classroom discussions and lessons. When he is assigned work to accomplish, he begins with the end in mind to have a plan to get his work completed on time. Kaven shows the habits in our classroom by synergizing well with others at his table as well as other classmates and groups

Hannah Spradley always begins with the end in mind and is proactive in everything she does. She consistently turns her work in and goes above and beyond to do her best. She wants to help and steps up when needed. Hannah takes her classroom job seriously and always wants to do more. After she finishes her work she will volunteer to help others or Mrs.Fuller before engaging in free-time.

Billie Jo Resor demonstrates all 7 habits in the classroom each and every day. She does what is expected of her and follows classroom expectations. Billie Jo enjoys school and it really shows. She comes into the classroom with a smile on her face, ready to learn new things and take on the day! Billie Jo takes her time on her work and gives 110% on all of her assignments.

Macie Henderson comes in each day with a smile on her face and motivation to do her best. She always puts first things first and does her job before using her free time to read or do other productive activities. She is always willing to help me out in any way she can. Along with helping me, she also helps her peers with work that they do not understand. She gives her best effort on all of her assignments and her grades reflect all of her hard work.

Jenna Ross always puts forth her best effort into any and all tasks she is faced with. She is determined to try her hardest, even when the task is challenging or difficult. Jenna is an incredible leader in our classroom because of the example she sets for others. She always seeks first to understand by being respectful of others’ thoughts and opinions. After understanding others, she then seeks to be understood by sharing her ideas as well.

Ian Torrence is a student who gets stressed at times, but has the confidence to overcome any challenge put in his way. Ian is proactive in his choices, is extremely helpful in keeping the class on task, and reminds them they are here to learn, but can still have fun. He crosses his fingers each week to have the role of teacher’s helper as he loves to go above and beyond, as well as do anything he can to better our classroom.

Trevon Mayfield is a tremendous example of a leader. Trevon leads by living the habits daily in and out of the classroom, even if he doesn’t realize it! When something doesn’t quite go his way, he finds a way to shake it off—-and keeps his head up. Trevon volunteers 15 minutes of his time daily to help Mrs. Christine after lunch. He has cleaned windows, wiped tables, checked restroom supplies, and the list goes on! He definitely has a win-win attitude and wants to help whenever and wherever needed—even at home.