Books on Character - The Leader in Me (Responses)
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Title of BookWhich type of book is this?Link to read aloud or other supplemental resources for the bookWhich of the 7 habits does the moral of the story align with MOST?Please share some notes or a brief summary of the book.What discussion questions would you use with students after reading this book?Contributor
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The Berenstain Bears - Trouble At SchoolPicture Bookwww.youtube.com/watch?v=clC7PLw2zEUHabit 1 - Be ProactiveBrother bear was sick and chose not to do the homework his sister brought home for him. Brother Bear should have told his parents or his teacher he needed help with the math. Instead of ditching school, brother should have been honest with his parents, and owned his mistake instead of running away from it.What were some of the bad actions/choices Brother made in the book?
How could Brother Bear prevented the problem from the beginning?
Who are people you can talk to if you need help or get stuck on something you are learning at school?
Pinto @pintobeanz11
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The Berenstain Bears and the Blame GamePicture Bookwww.youtube.com/watch?v=PKqc1JzUt90Habit 1 - Be ProactiveBrother and Sister Bear are blaming each other for the wrong things that are happening. Mom and Dad intervene and help the cubs fix the problems.What can we do instead of blaming other people for our actions?Pinto @pintobeanz11
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What if Everybody Did That?Picture Bookhttps://youtu.be/oUpSjVoS_jY?t=18sHabit 2 - Begin With the End in MindThe boy did everything "just once" or "just a few times", but the question What if Everybody Did That, helps the reader to look at the situation from a different perspective. Instead of making poor choices, the boy needs to choose good actions and do the right thing even when no one is looking and be a good citizen.What are some good things that everyone should do?
What would happen if everybody did those good things?
Pinto @pintobeanz11
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Pout Pout FishPicture Bookwww.youtube.com/watch?v=4XqZBPMnW6IHabit 1 - Be ProactivePout Pout fish thinks that since he has a pouty lip he is meant to pout. At the end of the book he chooses to be a kissy fish and spread his cheer. How did Pout Pout fish change his mind about not being a Pout Pout fish anymore?
Since we can't give kisses at school, what are some ways we can spread our cheer?
Pinto @pintobeanz11
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The Worst Day of My Life EverPicture Bookwww.youtube.com/watch?v=HdX7RAGREtkHabit 1 - Be ProactiveThere is a difference between hearing and listening. This is a book about following instructions, the first time...and when you do that, you can have a great day!What are some of the ways we can be good listeners and show that we are listening?Pinto @pintobeanz11
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Amanda's DreamPicture Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf-g6WyZ1IkHabit 2 - Begin With the End in MindGoal Setting....In the beginning Amanda is sad (doesn't filled fulfilled) with what she has in life. One day a dream fairy comes to Amanda and helps her realize she needs a dream...something to make her feel good. Amanda thinks and reflects and lands on becoming the chess player champion. She doesn't win her first match, but then comes up with a plan to join a chess club and practices. Why did Amanda NOT choose candy or dolls as her dream?
What did Amanda have to do to make her dream come true?
What is a dream that you have? How will you make it come true?
Pinto @Pintobeanz11
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The Berenstain Bears Forget Their MannersPicture Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jD3HKBBE6QHabit 1 - Be ProactiveBrother and Sister bear seem to have forgotten their manners since they have been name calling, forgetting apologies, among others. They need to be in better charge of their actions (Habit 1). Momma Bear makes an action plan (appropriate for Habit 2) by creating a Politeness Plan to help the whole family remember their manners. The siblings shape up, but Papa Bear struggles to stick to the plan. He eventually shapes up and lets the young bears know that manners are for everyone.Why should we have manners?
What are some manners that we need to practice at school, at home, at the store, in the library?
Pinto @pintobeanz11
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Thanks for the FeedbackPicture Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tjA8_HGdZ8Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand Then to Be UnderstoodRJ is learning how to receive feedback from other people and what he can say back. Feedback is INFORMATION. Also mentions how sometimes people might give mean feedback, so they can feel better about themselves. Great story to learn what feedback is, and what to do with it.What is feedback?
What could RJ have said to Frankie after his comment when they were blowing bubbles with bubble gum?
What are some steps of what we can do when someone gives us feedback?
Tell about a time that someone gave you feedback. What did they say, and how did you respond?
@pintobeanz11
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My Mouth is a VolcanoPicture Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBO0cw2WfosHabit 2 - Begin With the End in MindLouis has a habit of interrupting and blurting out his "important words." It isn't until it is his turn to share that he realizes how frustrating it is when someone interrupts. His mom gives him a strategy on how to hold back his words until it is his turn.How do you feel when someone interrupts you?
When you have something you want to share or say, what can you do instead of interrupting?
What are some examples of emergencies that may happen that make interrupting okay?
Pinto @pintobeanz11
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The Recess QueenPicture Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyXqd4CT900Habit 6 - SynergizeMean Jean is bossy on the playground and scares the kids, until one day Katie Sue comes to school and is not intimidated by Mean Jean.The kids didn't want to play with Mean Jean because she was mean to them, what are some nice things that friends do that make you feel comfortable to play with them?
Why do you think Katie Sue asked Mean Jean to play?
How do you think Mean Jean felt when Katie asked her to play?
Do you think Mean jean will be mean anymore on the playground?
Pinto @pintobeanz11
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Being a Good CitizenPicture Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3_REZhqR9gHabit 2 - Begin With the End in MindThe story talks about different ways of being a good citizen in the community.What are some ways to be a good citizen at school, at home, and around the community?Pinto @pintobeanz11
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