Character Education

We will be covering a variety of character traits determined through the department of instruction. The current trait for this month will be taught through classroom lessons and extension activities.


Respect is an important way of being kind and good to other people. Respect means not making fun of others. Respect means thinking of how somebody else feels. Respect is treating another person the same way you'd want to be treated yourself.

Check out a Book on Respect from our Media Center!

Here are some suggestions:

The Berenstein Bears Show Some Respect by Jan Berenstein, Mike Berenstein

Kids Talk About Respect By Carrie Finn

Arthur's Eyes By M. Brown

Grouchy Ladybug by E. Carle

The Sneetches by Dr. Suess

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Florney

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neil

Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah

David Goes to School by David Shannon

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Activities to practice RESPECT

1. Every day this week give a sincere compliment to someone. Create a weekly planner that will help you track your behavior. Each day you must write who you gave the complement to and describe their reaction.

2. Look up the definition of respect. Write it down. Now describe ways you have acted respectfully or disrespectfully this week.

3. Make a list of people you think are respectful and why you added them to your list.

4. Think of someone who is respectful and talk about why they would be a good friend.

5. Discuss why acting respectful is important.