Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
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.

Books that support Habit 1:

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Habit 2 — 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.

Books that support Habit 2:

Click, Clack, Cows That Moo by Doreen Cronin

Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on 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 my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Books that support Habit 3:

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill

Habit 4 — 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.

Books that support Habit 4:

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Habit 5 — 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.

Books that support Habit 5:

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Habit 6

Habit 6 — 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 because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Books that support Habit 6:

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

A Chair for my Mother by Vera Williams

The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

habit 7

Habit 7 — 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 meaningful ways to help others.

Books that support Habit 7:

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

Me I Am! by Jack Prelutsky