Sunday, September 20, 2015

Character Education: Ideas to make your program grow!

One of the bulletin boards in our school
The foundation and tag line for our school is "Nurturing minds. Building character." While some organizations/companies have a tag line, but rarely enforce it--this school is the real deal! I feel like it's a building FULL of school counselors!
Each month we have a virtue of the month the entire staff and students work on. In each classroom, a bulletin board and other signs hang all around the room that focus on our character education program. Each morning, they speak about the character trait of the month, and its importance during morning meeting (another post about that in the weeks to come!). An assembly is held every month for the entire school, and one grade is responsible for running it. 
FULL House at character ed assembly!

This month was our early learning team-ages 3-4 year olds, they made a movie clip of how they demonstrate the trait in their classroom (SO cute, I couldn't stand it!). 

The student council starts the program and does the pledge of allegiance, followed by singing a birthday song to all the children who celebrated a birthday during that month. This is a great way to make people feel special!

It is an opportunity to get the whole school together, and I have a strong feeling it will be my favorite day of the month! 

What does your school do for character education? Would love to incorporate more and more of your great ideas!

Building character every day,

Your Floridian Chick