• We are continuting a great program at Bowie this year called the Leader In Me.  We will introduce a new Habit each month for our students to focus on.  We believe that we can develop leaders if we can instill good habits when students are young.
     7 Habits for Happy Kids include:
    August/September- Be Proactive-You're In charge! Happy kids
    • I am a responsible person
    • I take initiative
    • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. 
    • I do not blame others for my wrong actions.\
    • I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking. 
    October-Begin with the end in Mind-Have a Plan!
    • I plan ahead and set goals
    • I do things that have meaning and make a difference.
    • I am an important  part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision.
    • I look for ways to be a good citizen. 
     November-Put First Things First-Work first, then play!
    • I spend my time pm things that are most important.  This means I say no to things I know I should not do.
    • I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow a plan
    • I am disciplined and organized.
    December-Think Win-Win-Everyone Can Win!
    •  I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.
    • I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts.
    • When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
    January-Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood-Listen before you talk!
    • I listen to other people's ideas and feelings.
    • I try to see things from their viewpoints.
    • I listen to others without interrupting.
    • I am confident in voicing my ideas.
    • I look people in the eyes when talking.
    February-Synergize-Together is Better!
    • I value other people's strengths and learn from them.
    • I get along well with others, even people who are different than me.
    • I work well in groups.
    • I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems becaue I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone o us can alone
    • I am humble.
    March-Sharpen the Saw-Balance Feels Best!
    • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep.
    • I spend time with family and friends.
    • I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.
    • I find meaning ways to help others.
    April-Find Your Voice-Discover Your Talents!
    • I can find something I am good at and really like doing.
    • I am proud but do not boast.
    • I use my expertise to help and inspire others.