Character Education- Self-Control


Students examine and discuss the concept of self-control. They list what it means to show self-control, read and retell the book, 'Miss Nelson is Missing,' and role-play situations that demonstrate examples of self-control.

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Stinky Skunk's Self-Control

Students are taught self-control in a safe environment. As a class, they read through the book: "Stinky Skunk's Self Control". After the class is done reading, students discuss the meaning of self-control and how it was exhibited in the book. The main idea to focus on with this lesson is "fun and effective".

Integrating Character Education: A Lesson on Responsibility

Students explore the trait of responsibility. In this character education lesson, students read Benny the Lazy Beaver and play the Slap Tail Game in order to examine why responsibility is a desired trait.

Cultivating Caring - Filling Buckets of Caring Carrots

Learners practice compassion. In this character education lesson, student read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. Students discuss the book as well as ways to demonstrate they care for one another. Learners fill buckets with notes of caring actions throughout the school year.

Character Education: Honesty

Primary learners read Holly Keller’s That’s Mine, Horace, analyze the text and characters, and sequence the story. After discussing the experiences Walter encounters once he tells a fib, class members use a character analysis worksheet to identify the qualities found in the story’s characters. Finally, they write a friendly letter to one of the characters. 

Character Education-Self-Respect

Students discuss self respect and give examples of it and then draw a picture of self-respect.

Character Education Read Alouds

Students listen to the story Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and discuss the way each character interacts with the others. They role play pares of the story to practice showing compassion, and how to positively interact with their peers.

K-5 Integrating Character Education/A Lesson on Responsibility

Students demonstrate traits of responsibility. They explain that accepting responsibility is more rewarding than avoiding responsibility. Students bring pictures of responsible and irresponsible situations or behaviors. They explore the character trait responsibility.

Character Education-Giving

Students read the book The Giving Tree. For this literature lesson, students read the text and identify the theme of the book. Students create a "Giving and Receiving Journal" to record things that they give and receive.

Character Education - Self Respect, Respect for Others

Students respond the story of Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and discuss the ways in which she showed respect for herself and for others.

Franklin Says I Love You

Students consider the importance of giving as they read "Franklin Says I Love You". For this character education lesson, students engage in discussion about the importance of sharing and giving. They relate to the story by offering similar experiences of their own. Finally, they make gift certificates for loved ones to practice giving and sharing.

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