This student is intellectually curious and has a sharp deep-thinking mind. Her ability to explain challenging ideas to her peers make her a highly sought-after collaborator. For example, a recent class assignment was a book report/book talk. She chose the novel Night by Elie Weisel … but as she started reading it a few classmates joined in and she formed a lit circle. Soon after, what had started as a simple book talk she turned into a full-on in-depth holocaust group research project – not because it was required – but because she wanted to learn something new and she inspired others to join her quest. She is very reflective, which leads her to seek out new ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. No matter what we are working on in class she always thinks critically and asks thought-provoking questions. She uses her talents to help others problem solve and make those around her better. I am proud to present the Habits of Mind Award to ….. Madison Zamarron!
Habit of Work Award
5th Grade Team
The Habit of Work award recognizes students who are intrinsically motivated to not only “do their work” but complete everything they do with their best effort. Students who exhibit a strong habit of work are goal-oriented and constantly work to achieve or revise those goals as necessary. This student exhibits a strong Habit of Work. Not only does she complete the assigned work in class with her best effort, she goes above and beyond her assignments. Learning is her ultimate goal: whether she’s focused on alternate algorithms for multiplication such as the lattice method, or researching about powerful women in history like Catherine the Great. She enjoys watching history and science videos and is eager to share her knowledge with the rest of the class. She approaches each day of school and each opportunity to learn with a big, bright smile.
We are incredibly proud to present Susan Gaytan with the habit of work award!