Character Education Traits

December's Character Education Theme: Generosity


Words of the Month:



Definition: is unselfishly giving something to someone else.

Sentence: Judy was overwhelmed by the generosity of her friends and family.



Definition: a group of people living in the same place under the same laws.

Sentence: There are many ways you can make your community a better place to live.



Definition: A social unit consisting of any person related by blood

Sentence: My family consists of my mom, dad, sisters, brother and grandparents.



Definition: making a present of; bestowing; to place in the hands of

Sentence: I am giving my mother flowers for her birthday.



November’s Character Education Theme: Gratitude


Words of the Month:



Definition: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

Sentence: Jack was filed with gratitude for all the great things in his life.



Definition: to understand the worth or importance of (something or someone) : to admire and value (something or someone) : to be grateful for (something)

Sentence: Tanya really appreciated the information you gave her about the library.



Definition: is someone feeling or showing gratitude.

Sentence When you are pleased and grateful for what you have, this is an example of a time when you are thankful. I am thankful for my family.




Definition: feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful

Sentence: Susie was grateful for her teacher’s help with the math problem.




Books about Gratitude

Cloud 9 World Book – Gratitude                        

Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? by Dr. Seuss

Thanks a Million                            by Nikkie Grimes     

Those Shoes                                  by Maribeth Boelts

Splat says Thank You!                  by Rob Scotton       

The most thankful thing              by Lisa McCourt


Writing to Veterans

To show gratitude your class may write letters or draw pictures for our Veterans.  The letters will be delivered to the Veterans at the Brooklyn VA hospital.  Letters should be cheerful and upbeat.  Please include child’s first name, class and our school on the letters.  Your class can choose to write:

·         Letters for Veteran’s Day will be collected no later than November 7, 2015

·         Letters for Thanksgiving will be collected no later than November 20, 2015

·         Letters for the Holidays will be collected no later than December 18, 2015