Presentation on theme: "GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL"— Presentation transcript:
1 GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHARACTER COUNTSGRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2 Six Pillars of Character The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone.The Pillars are six ethical values that everyone can agree on.Simply put, it helps kids make better choices to make everyone’s life better.
3 TRUSTWORTHINESS NOVEMBER Be honest Tell the truth and be honest THINK TRUE BLUEBe honestTell the truth and be honestDo what you say you will doHave the courage to do the right thingKeep a good reputationBe loyalStand by your family, friends and communityNOVEMBER
4 RESPECT JANUARY Use good manners, not bad language THINK THE GOLDEN RULEUse good manners, not bad languageThink about the feelings of othersTreat others the way you want to be treatedDon’t threaten, hit or hurt anyoneHandle your anger and disagreements peacefullyJANUARY
5 RESPONSIBILITY FEBRUARY Use self-control Be self-disciplined THINK SOLID LIKE A TREEUse self-controlBe self-disciplinedThink about the consequences before you actBe responsible for your choicesDo what you are supposed to doDon’t give up, keep on tryingAlways do your bestFEBRUARY
6 FAIRNESS MARCH Play by the rules Take turns and share Be open-minded THINK OF SHARING AN ORANGEPlay by the rulesTake turns and shareBe open-mindedListen to othersDon’t take advantage of othersDon’t blame others carelesslyMARCH
7 CARING APRIL Be compassionate and show you care Be kind THINK OF A HEARTBe compassionate and show you careBe kindSay thank you and pleaseBe forgivingHelp people in needAPRIL
8 CITIZENSHIP MAY Help make your school and community better THINK OF REGAL PURPLEHelp make your school and community betterCooperateBe a good neighborObey rules of school and lawsRespect authorityProtect our worldMAY
9 T R R F C C Students can use this acronym to help them remember that people with good character are terrific:T rustworthy R espect R esponsibility F airness C aring C itizenship
10 SHOW YOUR CHARACTER at GRANT Be a good friend and classmate.It’s who you are on the inside that matters.Everything you say and do sends a message about your character.Earn Gecko Gold Cards. Turn in fifteen for a prize or enter each one into a raffle for a chance at a prize.Be selected by your teacher for showing honorable character. Receive an award at our monthly assemblies!
12 WHAT IS BULLYING?Bullying is hurting someone’s feelings or body on purpose.Bullying is behavior that is unwanted, serious and stops someone from learning.Bullying is repeated mean behavior done over time to purposely hurt another person.Bullying is behavior in which someone is trying to gain power over another person.
13 EXAMPLES OF BULLYINGVERBAL –Teasing or name calling.PHYSICAL – Hitting, kicking, punching, spitting, poking or shoving.CYBERBULLYING – Sending or posting hurtful or embarrassing s, images, on the internet, via text, or other electronic device or on social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitters, etc.)SOCIAL – Spreading rumors, isolation, social exclusion, leaving people out, or forcing people to do things they don’t want to do.PHYSICAL – Hitting, kicking, punching, spitting, poking or shoving.CYBERBULLYING – Sending or posting hurtful or embarrassing s, images, on the internet, via text, or other electronic device or on social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitters, etc.)SOCIAL – Spreading rumors, leaving people out, or forcing people to do things they don’t want to do.
14 WHAT CAN YOU DO? TATTLING REPORTING Get someone in trouble Behavior is on accidentYou can handle yourselfHarmlessNot ImportantKeeps someone safeBehavior is on purposeYou need adult helpSomeone could get hurtImportantIF SAFE, STAND UP. Yes, be an upstander! It only takes one person to make a difference. You can say, “Stop, don’t bother him.” Or you could redirect the situation by saying, “Let’s go, I need to get some water.”DON’T JOIN IN. If you see someone being bullied, don’t join in. If the bully tries to get you to help, say no, not interested and walk away. Go tell someone then or later that day.STOP THE RUMORS. Don’t spread rumors. You don’t want anyone talking about you, so don’t do it to someone else! If someone gossips to you, let it end with you-don’t pass it on to others. You can even tell that person you’re not interested in spreading rumors.TELL AN ADULT. Don’t be a bystander and watch while someone is being hurt. Tell an adult about the situation. It’s not tattling or snitching to keep someone safe. You can ask the adult to keep your identity private.BE A FRIEND. Help the person who was bullied and make sure he/she is okay. Encourage him or her to talk to an adult. Go with her to report it. You can also invite that person to join you for lunch or other activities.
15 WHO WILL YOU BE? BULLY BYSTANDER UPSTANDER BULLY: the person(s) who commits the acts as described in the earlier slidesBYSTANDER: the person(s) who witnesses the Bullying action, doesn’t actually do the bullying, but does not do anything to stop it.UPSTANDER: the person who takes action of some kind against the bullying behaviorBULLYBYSTANDERUPSTANDER
16 GRANT is an FUN, SAFE place to go to school and LEARN. Remember to do your part.Your CHARACTER COUNTS!