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Challenge Completed

When you have completed your “challenge,” submit your name on the Google Form: CLICK HERE 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.

Recognition

Soaring Fairness Award:

Be on the lookout for one kid who displays outstanding behavior with being FAIR. Use this Google Form to nominate your student at the end of the month or sometime before February 23rd: 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.

Suggestions :)

Please contribute any suggestions you may have for books, videos, improvements, etc. on this Google Form.

Thanks! 

Teacher Resources

Trustworthiness Character Connection

 

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust & Transparency 

 

Teaching Character: The Choices We Make. Interesting article that will probably challenge your belief system.  Worth the read. 

 

Trustworthiness

Be Kind
 

Trustworthiness

Some trustworthiness traits include:

  • Be honest

  • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal… if you find something that doesn’t belong to you, turn it in your teacher or the school office.

  • Have the courage to do the right thing…if you see someone in trouble, get the help of a yard duty volunteer or a teacher

  • Be reliable…do what you say you’ll do

  • Build a good reputation…by doing your best on all things you do in school, sports, and your community

  • Be loyal…stand by your family, friends, and countries

Challenge Activity-April 2018

The “Challenge" Activity:  

Special note: Please feel free to customize/modify any challenge to fit your grade-level needs.

 

1)  Read your student a book about Trustworthiness, via the list provided or one of your choice. You can also substitute the book for an online version or a video on Trustworthiness. For example, share Nasim's Story of Honesty that landed him on the Ellen Show. Have a discussion about around the trait of TRUSTWORTHINESS. Here are some jumpstarters:

  1. How does cheating, lying, or stealing affect friendships or what people think of you?

  2. What might you do if you found something that didn't belong to you, steal it or try to return it?

  3. Why is it important to keep your promises?

  4. How would you feel if a friend didn't keep his or her promise to you?

  5. What do you think will happen if you say you're going to do something, but then don't. For example: Your parents let you have a playdate with your friend because you said you cleaned your room like they asked you to do. However, they find out later that you weren't honest and didn't clean your room. Will your parents trust you the next time? 

2) Lunchroom Activity:  “Table Talks,” 3 days of getting to know someone better! (Does not need to be consecutive)

Directions for Activity:

 

1. Each day, pair kids in groups of 2, or 3 if you have an odd number of students for sitting together in the lunchroom. You’ll do this for three days, but the days do not need to be consecutive. NOTE: You’ll want to plan ahead for this one and keep it organized.

  • For example: Have a class list with three columns labeled as Day 1, Day 2, Day 3. Next,  use your equity sticks to randomly select three different students to be pair with a student for their lunchroom “Table Talk.”  NOTE...Because the teacher will be fairly pairing the students, some kids may randomly get paired with their best friend, and that’s OK, or with someone they hardly know, and that’s OK, too-even better!  We are just looking to mix it up.  SEE EXAMPLE...

EXAMPLE

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

#1 Lily

Joe

Molly

Renea

# 2 Joe

Ryan

Patti

Ann

#3 Kyle

Heather

Joe

Michael

 

2. Students will go to the lunchroom with their “Table Talk” friend. Have your table monitors go get the “Table Talk” PROMPT SHEETS from the box on the stage, two sheets per table. These prompts will help spark a conversation. PLEASE ask them to return them to the box after lunch.  IMPORTANT NOTE: How this ties into trustworthiness...Express to your students that you are relying on them to be honest, to have integrity, and show trustworthiness by staying committed to their “Table Topic” friend during lunch when nobody's looking. How you frame this is very important!  Then,  AFTER LUNCH EACH DAY..Have your students do a quick write/draw about a couple of things they learned about their “Table Talk” buddy. NOTE: They will need this for CHARADE DAY!!! FYI...We provided a HANDOUT for the quick write/draw, or you may have your students use their journals.

 

3) CHARADE DAY! After you have completed 3 days of “Table Talks,” from your spreadsheet, pick one of the three days, and have kids act out something they learned about their “Table Talk” friend. NOTE: By zooming in on only one day, you’ll be sure that every kid has a turn to be on both sides of the game, the person acting it out or the recipient of it. NOTE: Feel free to play “charades” in any method that works best for your grade level, which could include verbal and non-verbal clues with hints.

 

4) Restorative Circles/Class Meeting. During your restorative circle, have a discussion about how the “Table Talk” activity ties into trust and the coolness of learning new things about the people we spend our day with.

Books

The Empty Pot

by Demi

The Empty Pot

 Online Version

 

OTHER BOOKS:

  • Too Many Tamales, by Gary Soto. Online book 

  • Pinocchio, by Carl Collodi

  • Being Trustworthy, by Mary Small

  • LIst of 15 Best-Selling Books: Trustworthiness

Newsela

Quotes

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend” -Henry David Thoreau


"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth" - Buddha


For every good reason there is to tell a lie, there a better reason to tell the truth" - Bo Bennett

Videos

Trustworthiness (all grades)

Integrity (all grades)

Kids with Character: Honesty (grades 2-5)

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