Monthly Character Themes

Every month we focus on a specific character theme. Mrs. D-W visits each classroom to talk with the students about what each theme means and how to represent those attributes here  & at home. Then once a month we hold an assembly to honor 2 students from each class who exemplify the character theme. Additionally, the specials teachers choose one class who demonstrated that virtue best and they are awarded as well.

September-Friendship

October-Honesty

November-Loyalty  (Good Citizenship/Veterans)

December-Compassion  (Kindness)

January-Respect

February-Responsibility

March-Self-Discipline

April-Courage

May-Tolerance

A great book, The Essential 55 by Ron Clark, was given to the staff as a gift from Mr. Wozniak.  Several of these rules were chosen for all staff members to work on during the school year.  The schedule is as follows:

September-Rule 23:  Know other teachers’ names (and classmates, too!) and greet them in the hall by name. (p. 79), Rule 2:  Making eye contact.  (p. 2), Rule 44:  When walking in line, keep your arms at your sides and move quietly. (p. 124) and Rule 45:  Never cut I line. (p. 127).

October-Rule 15:  Do not ask for a reward. (p. 54).

November-Rule 7:  Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and say “excuse me.” (p. 20).

December-Rule 9: Always say “thank you” when given something. (p. 24) and Rule 10:  When you receive something, do not insult the gift or the giver. (p. 27).

January-Rule 4: Respect other students’ comments, opinions and ideas. (p. 9).

February-Rule 10:  When homework is assigned, do not moan or complain. (p. 67) and Rule 35:  If someone drops something and you are close to it, pick it up. (p. 110).

March-Rule 5:  IF you win, do not brag.  If you lose, do not show anger. (p. 14).

April-Rule 52:  Learn from you mistakes and move on. (p. 146).

May-Rule 37:  If someone bumps into you, say “excuse me” even if it was not your fault. (p. 112).