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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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Self-Control Starts With You

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