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16 Habits of Mind: Krista B.

March 9, 2018

Week # 74 Krista B.
Be responsible, be safe, and be respectful of others.  These are all good rules to consider when you are a member of a school community. In this story Krista helps us to learn how to keep the areas around our school clean, follow the golden rule, and how to help others around you when they need it.  

 
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16 Habits of Mind: Tava

September 13, 2017

Week # 44 Tava
This story by an East Middle School student deals with the Habit of Mind: Managing Impulsivity.  People will say things to you that aren't nice. The question is how will you react to it? A bully wants to get you to a bad place, but don't give them the satisfaction! It will ruin their fun if you can control the way that you react. Show your true colors and come out the winner!
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16 Habits of Mind: Kamryn Veronica

July 5, 2017

Week #29 - Kamryn Veronica
In this story these girls address one of the 16 Habits of Mind dealing with taking risks. Don't let being afraid to give the wrong answer in class keep you from sharing what you think. You are actually showing that you are responsible by being able to take the risk and raising your hand to share your thoughts. You might find out that you have been right all along!
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16 Habits of Mind: Ella Shyra

June 16, 2017

Week # 27 - Ella & Shyra
Finding humor is another of the 16 Habits of Mind.  Math can be frustrating! If you are going to understand fractions and their equivalent decimals you will have to study.  You might also need to just laugh at yourself a bit to relieve the tension.  Learning may be a little easier if you can just find a little humor.  Laughter is contagious and these girls work through their math woes by having fun doing it!

 
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16 Habits of Mind: Desi Olivia

June 14, 2017

Week # 26 Desi Olivia
One of the 16 Habits of Mind is remaining open to continuous learning.  The old saying if at first you don't succeed try again comes to mind with these two girl's story.  Whether you struggle with Algebra or Geography, if you keep working at it and don't give up, you too can get an A+.  We are all life long learners.  You are never too old or young to learn!  Learning is happening all of the time!


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Josh Julia

June 12, 2017
 

Week # 25 - Josh & Julia

If James thinks flexibly can he get a Red Velvet cake? The store that they go to just so happens to be out of Red Velvet on that day, so his mother informs him that he needs to consider all of his options and look at things from a different perspective in order to still get what he really wants, James is fortunate to have a mother who is happy to help him learn about one of the sixteen habits of mind where thinking flexibly can help work things out.  He ends up with German Chocolate cake with walnuts...which wasn't his original plan, but hey...cake is cake!
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16 Habits of Mind: Logan Neveah

May 2, 2017

Week # 19    Logan Neveah

Do you know how to manage your impulsivity? These two former second grades address a couple of issues in this story to deal with just that.  One of the 16 habits of mind, managing your impulsivity, can help you to avoid problems. Your day will go so much better if you make good choices at school with your teacher and friends!


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Hannah Alivia Ari

April 25, 2017

Week # 17    Hannah Alivia Ari

Thinking about your thinking is a habit of mind called metacognition.  By using a number of different strategies to solve your problems and being in touch with what you are thinking learning becomes easier.  Be aware of how your actions can affect others and remember to think about your thinking every day.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Megan Titus

April 20, 2017

Week # 16    Megan Titus

Another important habit from the 16 habits of mind is striving for accuracy.  Taking the extra time when you are taking a test pays off. You can avoid a retake if you remember to be careful with your work and strive for accuracy.  It takes a little extra work initially, but in the end it will make your life easier.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Diana Henry

April 19, 2017

Week # 15    Diana Henry

These former 4th graders deal with thinking flexibly, one of the 16 habits of mind.  Whether it is mathematics or geography it is important to be flexible in your thinking.  Looking at problems from a different angle can help with understanding.  Using tools to help you and considering all of your options can make learning a concept easier.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Evan Delaney

April 12, 2017

Week # 13    Evan Delaney

Gathering data using all of your senses is yet another important part of the 16 habits of mind.    Your vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell can aid you in the process of gathering data from around you.  Have you ever eaten rocks?  In this story you will learn a recipe for making edible sedimentary rocks.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Sam Liam

April 11, 2017

Week # 12    Sam Liam

Being creative, using your imagination and being innovative is another of the 16 habits of mind. In this story, with a little help from Dad and Mrs. Tobin, these former 3rd grade boys work together to build a treehouse.  In order to get an entire month off from homework they use their new treehouse to invent a bottle cap rocket launcher.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: James Ascher Jaidyn

April 6, 2017

Week # 10    James Ascher Jaidyn

This story involves questioning and posing problems, another of the 16 habits of mind.  These three former 3rd graders help one another realize the value of learning by asking questions.  Being curious leads to learning, and not being afraid to pose questions is an important way to make that learning happen.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Hunter Violet Jonas

April 1, 2017

Week # 5    Hunter Violet Jonas

These former 2nd graders realize that being persistent is an essential habit of mind.  If you remember to never give up the writing and math skills at school will come, especially if you allow time for understanding to sink in.  As Violet says, “You should never give up.  You need to persevere until the task is complete.”


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Kairi Connor Rosemary

March 31, 2017

Week # 4        Kairi Conner Rosemary

This group of former 2nd graders addresses the importance of listening with understanding and empathy, one of the sixteen habits of mind.  They have an opportunity to learn at school how important it is to pay attention and be empathetic with others.  Life improves for all three of these learners because they learn to listen.


 
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16 Habits of Mind: Mason Boden

March 24, 2017

Week # 3    Mason Boden  
These former 1st grade boys learn the importance of listening with understanding and empathy.  Asking silly questions and not paying attention is bad enough, but treating others poorly or lying to friends can really be a problem!  By listening, asking questions, caring for others and being honest, life at school becomes much better.
                                         

                                             
 
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16 Habits of Mind: Eddie Katelyn

March 21, 2017

Week # 2    Eddie Katelyn

These former 1st grade students address the Habit of Mind of managing impulsivity.  Too much talking at school in the classroom or the hallway can be a problem!  They learn that by managing their impulsivity and being better listeners the days at school can go much smoother.
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16 Habits of Mind: Arianna & Lydia

March 8, 2017


 
Week # 1 - Arianna & Lydia This was the very first story produced by the Blue Zucchinni. These girls were in 1st grade at the time, and their story is about one of the 16 Habits of Mind. This story focuses on the importance of being persistent. Work at school with spelling and math becomes easier with practice.

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