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Good Workers Rule! with CD: Strategies to Help K-2 Students


Product Description

|K-Grade 2| Good work habits are essential to the success of every student. This clever program focuses on five elementary student work habits often cited as having an impact on classroom performance:


  • Giving your best effort
  • Paying attention
  • Getting along with others
  • Being organized
  • Managing time


Designed to teach these five essential work habits in a variety of ways with the purpose of reaching and motivating each student, this innovative program offers:


  • Classroom lessons for kindergarten through Grade 2 with unique characters, activities, and songs to help students remember the skills presented
  • Follow-up activities for teachers to use to reinforce the lessons
  • Grade level guidance ideas
  • Ideas for parents


Whether it’s a whole class or grade level or the entire school in need of strengthening one or all of these work habits, Good Workers Rule! will provide an overall approach to teaching the importance of being a good worker.


Throughout the program, students are introduced to characters created from everyday school tools:


  • Inchy, the ruler
  • Cloris, the crayon box
  • Captain Stucco, the glue bottle
  • Professor Sharp, the scissors
  • Zippy, the backpack


These lovable characters represent specific work habits and remind students to use each Good Worker Rule. In addition, the program connects specific school work habits to those required to be successful in the world of work.


The lessons are aligned with the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success and include suggestions for evaluating the program.


The CD allows the user to easily print the reproducible worksheets/pages in black and white or color. PDFs on CD are level 1 Whiteboard Compatible.

Other Details

Mary Pat McCartney, M.Ed.
8.375 X 10.75, 296 Pages, CD

Product Reviews

  1. Aligns with Mindsets and Behaviors nicely! The BEST!

    Posted by Robin Vaneman on Nov 21st 2016

    I have started teaching this curriculum to my Kindergarten and First grade students and they love it! The teachers have complimented the appropriateness of the lessons. The lessons are convenient and parent and teacher friendly. The CD has the Posters needed in color and the worksheets are applicable to each lesson. The pre and post tests are very useful in compiling data. In my almost 20 years of counseling, I have used other work habits and organization skills lessons but this is by far the easiest, most adaptable and pertinent to lower grade lessons. Love the fact that it covers almost all of the mindsets and behaviors that the teachers requested in my needs assessment. A big hit at my elementary school!

  2. Comprehensive approach to work habits!

    Posted by Nicole S. Moore on Nov 20th 2016

    As a school counselor for over a decade, I've struggled to find resources to help younger students with organization, motivation, and work habits. Our youngest learners benefit greatly from Mary Pat McCartney's effective book with user-friendly strategies. Good Workers Rule! includes ideas for at home that can be presented at a parent coffee, included in your newsletter, or sent home with students. Lessons can be used in a small or large group format. Each component has a developmentally appropriate pre/post test component, making data collection a snap. Like her first book, FOCUS on the Test, McCartney's book is a win!

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