Character Program


 


Our school has a comprehensive character program in place. We believe that teaching kids to learn to read, problem-solve, and write are just part of the reason why we are here. Our goal is to help develop the whole child. This means that we prioritize programs that address the academic, social, emotional, and moral development of our students.

We have an hour set aside each week to talk about different character traits.  Each Month has a different theme that we promote.  We believe that having a strong sense of Character is as important in the development of your children as classroom academics.  Like in education, a strong partnership with what is going on in school and at home will show the best results in helping your child grow. Please talk to your students each Friday about what they went over in their character time.

The following is the Character traits we go over each month.

Month

Character Pillar

Traits

September

Responsibility

Personal Health/Planners-Homework-Punctuality-Dependable

October

Respect

Bullying

November

Honesty

 

Trustworthy ,Promise Keeping ,

 

December

Caring

Generosity/Compassion/Humility, Kindness

January

Fairness

Open Minded, Forgiving, Sportsmanship, Understanding

February

Self-Control

Tolerance, Politeness, Following laws/Rules, Cooperation, Patience

March

Goal Setting

Effort, Initiative, Optimistic, Risk Taking, Energy, Perseverance

April

Courage

Confidence, Self-Reliance,

May

Citizenship

Safety, Loyalty, Patriotism, Environmental Awareness,

 

Schedule for Character time on Fridays from 1:20-2:20pm.

For all students TK-3rd grade:   20 Minutes each of:  An activity over the trait, Read Aloud and discussion of the book, and a video over that trait.

For all students 4th-5th grade: 20 minutes each of: An activity over that trait, Writing in a Journal from guided questions, a group discussion over the trait.

For all 6th graders:  Alternate weeks for the full 60 minutes  Group 1- Meet with Tracy Police officers over different safety talks  Group 2- Activity and Journal writing