Positive Character Traits

  • citizenship  confidence  cooperation  courage  dependability  fairness  generosity  goodwill  honesty  independence  initiative  joyfulness  kindness  loyalty  obedience  patience  patriotism  perseverance  politeness  promptness  punctuality  readiness  resourcefulness  respectfulness  responsibility  self-control  self-discipline  self-reliance  sportsmanship  thankfulness  tolerance  truthfulness  uniqueness

Character Corner

  • Preparing and Producing Productive Citizens

    “Willing to give and share, unselfish”

    Thoughts to Ponder:

    “A sure way for one to lift himself up is by helping to lift someone else.”
    Booker T. Washington

    “Not what we give, but what we share-for the gift without the giver is bare.”
    James Russell Lowell

    “A man was once passing through a field where he saw a very old man planting an oak tree. ‘Why are you planting that tree?’ said he, ‘You surely don’t expect to live long enough to see the acorn growing up into an oak tree.’ ‘Ah,’ replied the old man. ‘My ancestors planted trees not for themselves, but for us, in order that we might enjoy their shade and their fruit. I am doing likewise for those who will come after me.’”
    The Talmud

    Generosity in our home, school and community means:

    • Helping one another in doing difficult tasks
    • Giving of ourselves unselfishly to help others
    • Sharing our time with friends and family who are in need
    • Appreciating the good things we see in others instead of being envious
    • Sharing whatever we have with our family, peers and others

    Suggested Reading

    • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    • The Book of Giving by Kay Chorao
    • Fox and Heggie by Sandra Guzzo
    • The Child’s World of Thankfulness by Janet McDonnell
    • The Banza by Diane Wolkstein
    • If you give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    • Aesop’s Fables by Tom Paxton
    • Tico and the Golden Wings by Leon Lionni
    • A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams