Through mini-lessons, discussions, story telling/reading, class meetings, assemblies, and special circle events, virtues are introduced and practiced. We expect children will learn that each character trait builds into the other, resulting in a complete person.
This year, our program will be going into character and competence a little more deeply. Through a series of focused activities, we will help the students internalize these virtues.
Build Community; Clarify Expectations; Practice Accountability; Listen First
Keep Commitments; Get Better (Goals)
Demonstrate Respect; Kindness; Empathy
Demonstrate Respect; Tolerance; Confront Reality; (Bullying)
Demonstrate Respect; Fairness and Justice; Right Wrongs
Talk Straight; Honesty; Create Transparency
Reflect (Trust, Respect, Responsibility)
Our Lower School Library has an excellent selection of books focusing on each of the featured virtues. While we have changed the structure of our monthly themes this year, those character traits from before will continue to be reinforced.