Character Trait Emphases
Recognize the street signs below? They are from the hallways of Esther Elementary School. Click on the bold-faced traits to see the banners hanging in the cafeteria.
The business that made the signs is no longer in operation. The signs are made out of 1/8" metal. The sign measures 5" x 20" with additional 2" turned at a 45 degree angle making the attachment tab. Character words are painted on each sign.
Click here to see a sign attached to a wall.
Parents--Click on this link for tips on how you can encourage good character in your children. Click here for a listing of books and resources about character education. You must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view this file.
Self-Worth: a person's thoughts or feelings about his or herself.
Responsibility: doing what is expected and holding yourself accountable for your choices.
Respect: valuing, listening to, and treating others and their belongings with honor.
Courage: doing the right thing, regardless of what others might say or do.
Maplecrest conducted an assembly emphasizing Courage--here is a picture from that assembly.
Caring: help other people and be thoughtful of their feelings and needs.
Peace: resolving conflict in a positive manner.
Honesty: being truthful at all times.
Cooperation: working together toward a common goal while showing respect and consideration for all.
Perseverance: the ability to continue to work toward a goal, overcome obstacles, and not give up.
Integrity: doing the right thing even when no one else is looking.