1. Treat others the way we want to be treated. 2. Show Respect for others even when they are different from us. 3. Make choices that help us be the best that we can be. 4. Persevere by working hard and not giving up. 5. Be responsible by taking care of ourselves and our belongings. 6. Show self-discipline by staying on task. 7. Be truthful by doing our own work. 8. Be fair by taking turns, sharing and listening to what others have to say. 9. Show compassion by doing kind things for others. 10. Be good citizens by keeping our community clean. 11. Show good manners by raising our hand to speak and not calling out. 12. Say "Stop it! I don't like it!" when someone upsets our peace.
Respect means treating others the way you would want to be treated. I show respect by asking permission before using someone else's things. I show respect for others even when they are different from me.
Integrity means making choices that help you be the best person you can be. I show integrity when I do what I think is right. When I work at being the best I can be I show integrity.
Perseverence means working hard and not giving up. I show perseverence when I stick with something until it is finished. I show perseverence when I do not give up.
Responsibility means being dependable and making good choices. I show responsibility when I take care of things that belong to me. When I take care of myself, I show responsibility.
Self-discipline means thinking about your words and actions and then making choices that are right for you and others. I show self-discipline when I accept that things do not always go my way. I show self-discipline when I finish my chores before playing.
Honesty means being truthful and sincere. I show honesty when I do my own work. I show honesty when I return things that belong to others.
Trustworthiness means other people can count on you to do the right thing. I show trustworthiness when others count on me to do what I say I will do. I show trustworthiness by always returning items I have borrowed.
Fairness means taking turns, sharing and listening to what others have to say. I show fairness when I take only my share. I am fair when I play by the rules.
Compassion means being kind and thoughtful towards others. By helping others in need I show compassion. I show compassion when I do kind things for others.
Citizenship means obeying the rules and working to make your community a better place. I show good citizenship when I help keep my community clean. I am a good citizen when I obey the rules.
Use your WITS instead of your FISTS!!
If you are being bullied or if someone is looking for trouble use your WITS: W = Walk away I = Ignore it T = Tell the teacher S = Stand up for yourself by saying: "Stop it, I don't like it!"
NEVER ever use your FISTS:
F = Fights don't win battles I = I promise to use my WITS S = Stop, Think, and Do T = Treat others the way you would like to be treated S = Solve my problems without hurting others
It feels good to do the right thing!
Be A Tidy Kiwi
Reduse, Re-use, Recycle
SMOKING Kills!!!!!!!!! Podcast by Mrs. Raman
In memory of Adrian Pilkington (6/8/09)
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Achieve the life of your dreams!!!
History of this Blog
On October 13th 2006, Mrs Kree Raman created this Blog with the help of our ICT PD facilitator Blair Giles. The aim of the blog was to share the amazing work I did at our cool school, Kelvin Road. It also serves as a journal of my own teaching and learning as well as being a lifelong portfolio of my Cool Kids achievements.
I wanted to create an ongoing and everlasting journal of my teaching and learning. The Blog is part of my dream of being an A+ teacher of the 21st century who is prepared to teach “Anything, Anytime, Anywhere, using Any device”. I love to learn, unlearn, relearn and teach but why should I limit myself to only doing this with my own class? The Blog extends my classroom into the world. It is available to my students of the past, the present and will be there in the future.
Here is a comment from one of our readers in Canada (Jay Simons - The Funologist) "What a wonderful way to not only share your accomplishments throughout your school year but to have it forever maintained in Cyberspace, that just may enable you all to share Mrs. Kree Raman's wonderful Blog, highlighting your brilliant efforts to friends and family in present day but quite possibly to your kids in the future."
The Blog is my programme, my planning, my whiteboard. It makes my job as teacher so much easier. Using the suspended data-projector, every morning I start the day by visiting our Blog, singing some songs from 'Our Cool Songs', reading the School Promises, Virtues, then moving on to Delicious Bookmarks. Delicious Bookmarks is where I save links of educational sites for literacy, numeracy and a variety of topics that we are studying. Many of these sites I have found in the Interface Magazine. My students are able to dip into Delicious and study the topics in class or at home and do not need to wait for me. There are also quick-links for students and their parents to our YouTube Videos, Podcasts, Student-blogs, as well as links to stuff that we participate in or are interested in such as: NASA, Be A Tidy Kiwi, Wish Upon a Star, Sign ON, Inanimate Alice, etc.
Mrs. Raman's Cool Kids is more than a Blog - it is also our 'after-school classroom'. One kid last year described it as 'home-school' seeing that she stayed away frequently but was still able to keep up to date with what was happening in class. In my class, I do not have to worry about my kids browsing the internet aimlessly as there is so much to see and do on our blog which keeps them focussed, engaged and motivated to learn. Our Blog has attracted worldwide attention and from time to time readers comment on our wonderful achievements.
Cool Kids - Be The Best That You Can Be.
Reach for the Stars - Reach For Mars!
Arohanui (Love always)
Mrs. Kree Raman
Kelvin Road School
27 January 2003 - 11 September 2009
PAPAKURA SOUTH SCHOOL - Term 1 2010 Mrs Raman is relief-teaching at Papakura Ki Te Tonga since Week 3 Term 1. What a Cool School with fabulous and friendly students and a caring staff.
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Mrs Raman's Coolkids - South Africa
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“Kia toa, kia manawanui....be the best that you can be"
Quotes, Quotes, Quotes
Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Quotes by Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
The end of Education is CHARACTER.
Help ever, hurt never. Love all - serve all.
Start the day with Love, Fill the day with Love, End the day with Love.
Bruce Lee Quotes: Knowledge will give you power, but character, respect.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible.
Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.- Brooke Shields
If you want to make friends, you've got to be friendly.