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Rosamond Second Graders Perform 7 Habits Of Happy Kids

Mar 13, 2015 01:57PM ● By Sherry Smith

Rosamond Elementary second graders perform The 7 Habits of Happy Kids on Feb. 25. The Program is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and is geared for school-aged children.

If you’re looking for a leader, look no further than the second graders at Rosamond Elementary. They are ready to tell you The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and explain what each of them means.

In 2013 Rosamond Elementary School became a Leader in Me School thanks to grant money from the Jordan Education Foundation and the Panda Express Corporate Offices. With the money, teachers were trained in the program and students were supplied with program books and materials.

The Leader in Me Program is based on the principles found in Sean Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. The book is based on his father Stephen Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 “The seven habits have sunk in in a way that I didn’t anticipate. The kids talk about it with each other outside of school,” said Jessie Ellertson, mother of a second-grade student.

On Feb. 25, the second graders performed a Reader’s Theater based on what they have learned in the program complete with songs to go with each of the seven traits. The script was written by the second-grade teachers for the students and each of them had a speaking role.

“If we use those habits for years, then some of us can be leaders. There might not be wars and bad things in our country then,” second-grader Jackson Meier said.