Caring – Character Counts

Class Caring Display

Class Caring Display

Today the class (Language Arts/Writing periods 1 & 4) participated in a lesson based on the character of Caring. The lesson will start with an introduction as to what Caring exactly is. I will share information from a document I obtained from the Character Counts website [here] with the students – only using the 1st page of the document. We will then watch a montage of commercials via values.com I will then open it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Caring is to them and how it applies to their daily routine. We will continue the lesson on Caring with an arts and crafts activity in which the students will design 8 by 11 inch posters about what Caring means to them in collaborative groups. We will then conclude the lesson by having each group select a speaker to present the groups poster to the rest of the class. The posters will be displayed in the classroom as well as near the library. If time permits, I would like to do a quick view & respond to Michael Jackson’s – Man in the Mirror. I would like to provide a visual to reinforce that Caring as well as change comes from within. I think this video will be a good discussion starter. That being said, I’m not sure if they are old enough to connect with some of the images used in video… Continue reading

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Trustworthiness – Character Counts!

Trustworthiness on Display...

Trustworthiness on Display…

The class (Language Arts/Writing – Period 1 & Period 4) participated in a lesson based on the character of Trustworthiness. The lesson began with an introduction as to what Trustworthiness exactly is as well as a bell work prompt of the following: Are you trustworthy? Why or why not? I also opened it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Trustworthiness is to them and how it applies to their daily routine. We continued the lesson on Trustworthiness with an arts and crafts activity in which the students designed 8 by 11 inch posters about what Trustworthiness meant to them in collaborative groups. We concluded the lesson by having each group select a speaker to present the groups poster to the rest of the class. The posters will be displayed in the classroom as well as near the library.

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Citizenship – Character Counts

Character Counts - Citizenship

Character Counts – Citizenship

The class (Language Arts/Writing) participated in a lesson based on the character of Citizenship. The lesson will start with an introduction as to what Citizenship exactly is as well as a bell work prompt of the following: What can you do to make your immediate community better? I will then share information from a document I obtained from the Character Counts website [here] with the students. I will also open it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Citizenship is to them and how it applies to their daily routine. We will continue the lesson on Citizenship with an arts and crafts activity in which the students will design 8 by 11 inch posters about what Citizenship means to them in collaborative groups. We will then conclude the lesson by having each group select a speaker to present the groups poster to the rest of the class. The posters will be displayed in the classroom as well as near the library.

**Each month our school participates in a in a program called Character Counts. There are six pillars, and they are as follows: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Here is a snippet from the Character Counts website for those unfamiliar as to what Character Counts exactly is, “The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.” Continue reading

Fairness – Character Counts

Fairness - Character Count

Fairness – Character Count

Each month our school participates in a in a program called Character Counts. There are six pillars, and they are as follows: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Here is a snippet from the Character Counts website for those unfamiliar as to what Character Counts exactly is, “The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.”

This Wednesday the class (Language Arts/Writing periods 1 & 4) will be participating in a lesson based on the character of Fairness. The lesson will start with an introduction as to what Fairness exactly is. I will share information from a document I obtained from the Character Counts website [here] – only using page 1 of the document. I will then open it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Fairness is to them and how it applies to them during their daily routine. We will continue the lesson on Fairness with an arts and crafts activity in which the students will design posters about what Fairness means to them in collaborative groups. We will then conclude the lesson by Continue reading