May’s Habit Of The Month: Sharpen The Saw

 

The Habit of the Month for May is “Sharpen the Saw”.  “Sharpen the Saw” means to have balance in your life.   There is a story of a man who was sawing down a tree and not making a lot of progress.  When a passerby asked him why he didn’t stop sawing to sharpen his saw, he remarked that he was too busy sawing.   Habit 7 reminds us that we are more productive when we are in balance—body, brain, heart and soul.   Just like the four tires on a car, if one area is being ignored or overused, the rest will feel the results.   For young children, the car analogy is one they understand; a car could not go on fewer than all four tires.  Explain the four parts of each person (body, brain, heart, and soul) and how important it is to take care of each part to make them all work better.  Remember;  Balance is Best.

Some “Sharpen the Saw” Activities:

  • Develop a Sharpen the Saw activity center in your home. Include arts-and-crafts supplies,
  • Play learning games, puzzles.
  • Listen to music (new types as well as favourites) Continue reading

From The Leadership Corner… January 2012

Just in case you missed it… here is the note from the Leadership corner from the Mustang News.

Happy New Year to you and your families!  We hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas break and had a relaxing time with families and friends. We want to thank all of the families for once again supporting the Christmas concerts this year. Again, a huge thank-you to Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Gottenbos, Mrs. Badry and Mrs. Bursey and all of the teachers for doing such a wonderful job of bringing the shows together. All concerts were well attended.  Special thanks to Dylan Taylor and Danny Ogurian for serving as Sound Technicians. Many thanks to all that contributed to the Christmas Hampers and Operation Christmas Child this year. Again, Muir Lake School has come through to help others.

We would like to send out a thank you to the teachers and volunteers working as coaches for basketball this season. Continue reading