September Attribute is Attentiveness ~

A ttentiveness
Being intent; observant; regarding a situation or person with care. When a person is attentive to the words, the manner and matter of a speaker at the same time. Demonstrating that the person is worthy by giving genuine attention and consideration to their words.

Attribute Quote

“When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another’s need to speak be our silent statement.”

- Bryant McGill

Featured Reading

How Full is your Bucket?” For Kids, by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer

The August Attribute is Diligence ~

D iligence is committing to doing tasks with excellence, persevering with determination and patience to complete tasks in spite of difficulties and discouragement. Doing your duty to the best of your ability.

Attribute Quote

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”

῀ Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse

Featured Reading

“Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld
 

July’s Attribute is Citizenship ~

C itizenship is being loyal to your country. It allows you to have a choice, since you can vote for someone who can represent you and make decisions in your name.

This means that we have to respect our laws and our culture. It means that we have to represent our country overseas, show respect to citizens of other countries, and our fellowmen. To be a good citizen is to denounce injustices of one country towards another.

We also have a duty to our own country, which we demonstrate by paying our taxes and by participating in a variety of activities within our communities.

Finally, a good citizen respects the world because we are all citizens of the world.

Attribute Quote

“If we can instill values of community, harmony, peace, moderation, and stewardship into our youth, the rewards to society are limitless, and everything else will come easy.”
῀ Charles Orgbon III

Recommended Reading

“Brothers in Hope” by Mary Williams

 

June’s Attribute is Initiative ~

Initiative is defined as the act of taking the first step.
We all have heard that “a journey begins with the first step” or “The best way to eat an elephant is…one bite at a time.”

Attribute Quote

“If we can instill values of community, harmony, peace, moderation, and stewardship into our youth, the rewards to society are limitless, and everything else will come easy.”
῀ Charles Orgbon III

Recommended Reading

“Pepita Talks Twice” by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Important!

The Character Education deadline is 6/28/13.  Please be sure to do the following: 

1.       List the correct Provider

2.       List the correct Allocation Code

3.       Answer all grant questions fully

During the grant writing process, LEA’s are encouraged to work together with their Provider’s when completing their Character Education Matching Grant. This process closes on Friday, June 28th.

May

May’s attribute is Orderliness. Orderliness reveals character and it promotes peace. Before something can be ordered, its purpose must be understood. Orderliness requires us to step back and look at the bigger picture.