The Swooper Citizens topic of the week is Consideration. Consideration means showing concern for the rights and feelings of others. We shared an article from the Huffington Post that outlines a list of seven habits that considerate people have.
1. They practice empathy.
2. They smile often.
3. They sense other peoples’ needs.
4. They mind their manners.
5. They put others first when possible.
6. They are patient – even when they don’t feel like it.
7. They apologize when they need to.
Click on the link below to read the whole article.
After we discussed these habits, I read the book It’s Mine by Leo Lionni aloud.
Three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. All day long they bicker: It’s mine! It’s mine! It’s mine! But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much more fun. With characteristic clarity, simplicity, and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share our world.
We asked students to discuss ways they can be considerate at home (“Walking quietly when my sister is napping.”) and at school (“Listening when my friend is talking.”) We have observed students being extra considerate this week!