Empathy, Compassion, Collaboration, Respect, Love: The student nominated for this award exhibits all of the above qualities. When a new student started in our class, and of course we all know when we go to a new place we miss our friends and family, the new student started to cry stating that she missed her friends and family. The person nominated today, when he saw this, ran across the room and got a tissue saying, “It is okay, you will be okay.” He knows when someone needs help in his group and he helps without being asked. He is very caring. He once said, “This person does not have any snack, so can I bring something extra?” So, I am very proud to announce the student who is going to be receiving the Habit of Heart Award: It is Panos Katrotzanakis.
Habit of Mind Award
6th Grade Team
Nour Rayya is a student who displays the Habit of Mind in every classroom that he enters. Nour consistently uses what he knows to help guide when he is learning new information. He connects his prior knowledge to new information, whether he is answering a warm-up question in Science/Social Studies, solving a solution in Math, or thinking of a response in his Reader Response Journal. Nour also displays this habit through his curiosity. He is one of the first students to ask additional questions about the content area during a lesson, and not knowing the answer doesn’t stop his learning. Thank you Nour for thinking outside of the box. We cannot wait see what solutions you will come up with next.