Your point of view, your outlook on life, your state or frame of mind.
Nobody will think you're somebody, if you don't think so yourself. -African American proverb
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. -Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics.
|Looking for ways to cheer up someone who is sad.|
Finding a reason every day to be happy.
Believing you can do anything you set your mind to.
|Accepting the things you cannot change.|
|Spreading cheer compliment those around you.|
|1. Monthly character trait supported and reinforced through Renaissance.|
|2. Morning announcements will be made periodically supporting a Positive Attitude.|
|3. Have students think of the most cheerful person they know. Interview that person and write down three ways he or she keeps this positive attitude. Make a list in the classroom of these techniques and have students practice them for one week. Discuss at the end how their week was different.|
4. Role play the following situations first with a negative attitude then a positive one:
|5. Collect ten cartoons (or quotes) that you enjoy and share them with your students. Have students bring in their own favorites and create a bulletin board. Use humor as a tool for a positive attitude.|
|6. Study popular songs and discuss the attitudes they reveal. Song lyrics can be printed from the internet and are a great source for poetry units.|
|7. Writing Activity: How do you show a positive attitude?|
|8. Buzzwords Optimism, Cheerfulness, Acceptance, Resilience, Humility, Enthusiasm|
- Would my friends describe me as cheerful?