by Mrs. O
PurposeFull Practice: Courage
Over the next few weeks, I will be visiting all classes at McKinley School and discussing the character trait (we call them PurposeFull Practices): Courage.
Want to get involved in the fun? Besides reading through the parent newsletters (available in English and Spanish- below), here are a few ideas:
1. As a family, watch and discuss the short video clip: What is Courage?
2. Watch A Little Spot of Courage together. Discuss times when you had to use your Courage to do something that was helpful, right, or kind; even though it was hard or scary.
3. Watch What is Mexican Independence Day? Utilize the discussion prompts to engage in meaningful conversation with your family.
4. Have your student teach you our Courage Chant and the hand motions.
5. Have your student teach you how to Breathe in Courage, and Exhale Fear.
6. Share about a time when you had to use Courage to try something new.
Remember, Courage is choosing to do what is helpful, right, and kind; even when it is hard or scary.
IMPORTANT: During my lessons, I strongly iterate that it is NEVER okay to do dangerous things, things that are unsafe, or things that are not fully approved by you- their parents/guardians. I also remind students to ALWAYS put safety first, and to NEVER do anything new without YOUR permission.
I hope your week was as wonderful and fulfilling as mine. Your children are blessings and we thank you for entrusting them to us.
McKinley School Counselor
Parent Letters, Information, & Resources: Courage
Parent Letters, Courage: Transitional Kindergarten
Parent Letters, Courage: Kindergarten
Parent Letters, Courage: First Grade
2. A Little Spot of Courage- Read Aloud
3. Mexican Independence Day (September 15-16)
1. With you children discuss how the Mexican people felt when they decided to separate from
2. Do they think that it was probably hard and scary?
3. Did they have to use Courage to stand up for themselves?
4. How did they feel when they won their freedom?