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When you have completed your “challenge,” submit your name on this Google Form to be entered in a weekly drawing for the “Soaring Eagle” award.  The class winner will be awarded the small eagle mascot and will bring it to the flag salute the following week to pass it on to the new class winner.



Soaring Respect Award:


Be on the lookout for one kid who displays outstanding behavior with being Respectful during the month of January. Use this Google Form to nominate your student at the end of the month or sometime before January 24th: These students will be recognized at Flag Salute, take a group photo for display in the front office, and receive a small gift of appreciation.

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A person of character is respectful. Respect means treating others the way you want to be treated by being courteous and polite to others. It involves recognizing that every individual is valuable and entitled to be treated with respect, regardless of race, religion, gender, or physical abilities. Some traits include:

  • Listen to others

  • Play fair

  • Use good manners

  • Wait your turn

  • Pick up after yourself

  • How you treat others (The Golden Rule)

Challenge Activity-January 2019

Our character challenge this month will partner with the book The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, which grades K-4 have been given at our last staff meeting along with discussion questions and extension activities.   This is a great book about promoting respect for diversity.

If you already read the book to your class in December, don’t worry, you can read it again. Special Note: Fifth-grade teachers please borrow a book from a K-4 teacher. 

Challenge Activity:

  • Read the book and have a class discussion using the discussion questions that are outlined on page 2 of the handout.

  • Pick one of the three Extension Activities on page 3 to complete with your class or feel free to make up your own extension activity that would work well for your class.

  • Watch the Kid President Video: Kid President meets the President of the United States of America

  • (optional) Read a book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss how he promoted respect for everyone.

When your class has completed the challenge activities, enter your class in the drawing for the Soaring Eagle, located on this page in the left-hand column!



For Kids...

Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. @ BrainPOP!

Social Justice Books

Young Martin's Promise, by Walter Dean Myers (Civil Rights, Racism) 

Young Martin s Promise

A Peacock Among Pigeons, by Tyler Curry (Inclusion, LGBT)

A Peacock Among Pigeons




“Treat people exactly as you would like to be treated by them.” – Golden Rule


“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robinson

"It's not only what you say. It's how you say it."


"Respect means you care enough to think about others' feelings before you act."


“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” Martin Luther King, Jr.


Kid President, “The Story of MLK


MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech (grades 4/5)