First grade Safari Smarties created Classroom Mission Statements. Ask your child why we have mission statements and how we can Put First Things First to make sure we are living by our mission statements each and every day. Check out our mission statements below!
The first graders are proud of all of the hard work that they did for our first official Troy Union Leadership Day. First grade performed at the Eagle's Nest assembly for the entire school and all of the visitors from the Troy community. Watch the videos below to take a look at some of the amazing things that occurred on that day!
Leadership Day Assembly Video
Live Commercial Break Song - Lead by 1st Grade
Troy Union students in grades K - 5 participated in their fifth Eagle's Nest of the year. This time, students focused on Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand then to be Understood. Students worked together to provide a claim and evidence about a video. Then, they finished watching the video and used the thinking stems to discuss What I Used to Think... Now I Think.
Last week, Troy Union was visited by teachers, administrators and community members for our first Leader in Me Leadership Day. First grade leaders put on a great show for our visitors in our Eagle's Nest Assembly about Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand then to be Understood. Check out some of the pictures below from this amazing day put on by our outstanding leaders at Troy Union!
Last week, first graders identified their BIG ROCKS. From here, students have now moved into creating their own personal mission statements. Mission statements are based on Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind. The most effective way to begin with the end in mind is to develop a mission statement that focuses on what you want to be in terms of character and what you want achieve. Students are creating mission statements focused on how they want to be and what they want to achieve in school, at home and with friends. Ask your child about their personal mission statement. Are they working toward this mission each day at school, at home and with their friends?
On Tuesday, third grade presented in our Eagle's Nest assembly about Putting First Things First. Students spent time in their nests identifying their Big Rocks and learning how to schedule thier priorities. Watch the video below to see what happens when you don't put first things first!
This week, School Life publications visited Troy Union to see what we are doing with the Leader in Me. Check out the next issue of School Life when it is sent home to see what we are doing in Troy Union1!
Click HERE to see some of the pictures that were taken during the visit!
During the past two weeks, first graders have determined what is most important to them in their lives. We call these things our BIG ROCKS. Many students identified family, friends, school and self as their BIG ROCKS. Students have learned that in order to Begin with the End in Mind and Put First Things First, we first need to decide on BIG ROCKS. By making sure we have time for our BIG ROCKS, we will lead a happier life. Ask your child about their BIG ROCKS. Check out the video on You Tube below about BIG ROCKS.
If you would like to do our BIG ROCKS activity at home with your family, please print out the attachment and follow the directions below.
· Give each family member the rock brainstorming sheet to write down their top 6 things that they feel are most important. Make sure they put their writing in the smaller circle inside of the bigger circle. Choose 3 out of the 6 to cut out. You need to cut them out around the bigger circle. Place these in a jar that you draw on paper.
· These are our big rocks things that really important to us and we need to put them first on the bottom to make sure that they all fit.
· The three that each person did not choose are things that are still important to them but not as important as the others. Now cut out the remaining three circles around the smaller circle. (These will be their smaller rocks).
· Place them anywhere that they can fit. J