Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Choose Awesome!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we were having some trouble with making good choices here in 4th grade.  We continue to really playing up the choice we all have to choose to be awesome or to choose to follow the crowd.  While it's certainly easier to follow the crowd, it is so much better to...
After showing the Kid President Pep Talk video, in which he reminds us all that "we were made to be awesome," my students wrote Awesome Poems and thought about what their "Awesome" is.  I took a picture of each student sharing their Awesome and I am going to put together an iMovie for us.

I encourage my students to always "Choose Awesome."  When they do, they get to proudly wear a sticker that says "I Chose to be Awesome Today!"  Their faces light up when they earn their sticker and get to place it on their Awesome chart at the end of the day.

It's still too early to say if our little awesome experiment is working and is improving behavior.  I do hear kids using the word more often and encouraging each other to make the Awesome Choice.  One of my boys even asked if he could give another student an Awesome sticker for helping him when he tripped in the hallway.

So I guess that is what it is all about....

Making life a little better for someone else by the choices we make.

The choice to help.

The choice to be kind.

The choice to encourage.

The choice to support each other.

That is what Awesome means to me.

How about you?

Did you do something Awesome today?


  1. This is awesome! I love the sticker extension of this activity. I can see that being very rewarding for many children.

  2. Oh...I am so going to need to try this! I don't think I chose to do anything awesome today, but I'll be looking for something to be awesome about tomorrow!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I just showed the Pep Talk by Kid President to my students last week. We did awesome paragraphs but I really like the idea of the Awesome poems. May have to do a revamp and include your idea. Thanks for sharing!
    On the Trail of Learning

  4. Love this! Thinking I need to incorporate something like this in my classroom!
    A Tall Drink of Water


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