• One of our classroom jobs is "Good Character Catcher"!   Star Student will be chosen weekly by classmates! 
     

     

    6 pillars of character
     
    The Six Pillars of Character

    The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. The Pillars are six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. The 6 Pillars are explained below.

    Trustworthiness

    Be honest • Don't deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you'll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

     

    Respect

    Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

     

    Responsibility

    Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

     

    Fairness

    Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don't take advantage of others • Don't blame others carelessly

     

    Caring

    Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

     

    Citizenship

    Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment

     

    COLOR SCHEME

     

    Trustworthiness : blue
    Think "true blue"


      Respect : yellow/gold 

     Think The Golden Rule


    Responsibility : green
    Think being responsible for a garden or finances; or as in being solid and reliable like an oak


    Fairness : orange
    Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends


    Caring : red
    Think of a heart


    Citizenship : purple
    Think regal purple as representing the state


    T R R F C C
    Students can use this acronym to help them remember that people with good character are terrific:
    T rustworthiness
    R espect
    R esponsibility
    F airness
    C aring
    C itizenship

     


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