Also, today a police officer called Shawn came in and told us more about leadership. He taught us a lot and gave us good examples about things that he has done wrong, and things he has done right.
Example 1: if you want to be a leader, you have to build up your confidence. Don’t be shy and always challenge yourself to new things.
Example 2: people look up to you if you are a leader. Set a good example to other people so that they do the right thing. Be a role model to everyone.
Example 3: if you want to be a leader, don’t go around telling people what to do by yelling at them. Simply remind people to do the right thing in a nice way.
Mrs Montgomery said that she likes to sit and listen to other people’s ideas. While Shawn said that when it was Black Saturday, he had an idea and told everyone some things to do. Also, they both talked about setting a good example to other people.
Do you want to be a leader?
Today Mrs Montogomery came in to talk about leadership to the Grade 5s. I learnt a lot and I really hope to be a leader next year. Though, you don’t need a badge to be a leader.
Honesty: I will always be honest next year if I make mistakes and do something wrong.
Listening: if I ever have important meetings with people, I will always listen and take notes to remember.
Stay strong: I will always be strong, and stick up for myself if I think that something is right, or wrong.
Sense of humour: it is good to have a laugh once in a while, but I will always laugh with people, not at them.
Trust: I will always trust everybody, and rely on them to get things done.
Teamwork: I will always share jobs, and work as a team. It is not good to do everything by yourself.
Focusing on important things: when I have meetings, I will always focus on the important facts, and write them down.
In the past years, I have been a Junior Enviromental Council, and I have been in the Junior School Council. I have a lot of experience with being a leader.
What did you learn today?
We are all working as a team.
We are having so much fun doing the activities.
On Wednesday the grade fives went to Montmorency Secondry College. They ran a lot of fun activities about leadership. My favourite activities were the Jewel Thief, because there was a lot of running and we ran through that activity, the Flying Blinds, because there was a lot of teamwork, and my team had great strategies. Also the MnM Race, because that was a lot of fun.
I really want to be a leader next year, and Montmorency taught me a lot, like cooperation, strategy, initiative, persistence and lots more! I had a fantastic day!
What was your highlight of the day and why?