• Character Education in 4T

    Character Education is an everyday part of our classroom. Throughout the year, we will focus on The Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Our goal is to demonstrate these values on a daily basis both in the classroom and at home. Below is a timeline of the months in which we will focus on each of the six different ethical values as well as some information about each value.

    In order to promote the awareness of these values in our classroom, each student will nominate a classmate for the "Caught Being Good" Award on a weekly basis. This honor is awarded to the students who have consistently demonstrated values from The Six Pillars of Character.

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    September & October: Trustworthiness
    Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

    Trustworthy Flyer

    November & December: Respect
    Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

    Respect Flyer

    January: Responsibility
    Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

    Responsibility Flyer

    February: Fairness
    Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

    Fairness Flyer

    March: Caring
    Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


    April & May: Citizenship
    Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment


    June: Culmination of all 6 Traits

    Week of Respect Activity
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Last Modified on August 3, 2016