CHARACTER COUNTS GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 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. THINK TRUE BLUE • Be honest • Tell the truth and be honest • • Do what you say you will do Have the courage to do the right thing • Keep a good reputation • Be loyal • Stand by your family, friends and community NOVEMBER THINK THE GOLDEN RULE • Use good manners, not bad language • Think about the feelings of others • Treat others the way you want to be treated • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Handle your anger and disagreements peacefully JANUARY THINK SOLID LIKE A TREE • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • • Think about the consequences before you act • Do what you are supposed to do • Don’t give up, keep on trying • Always do your best Be responsible for your choices FEBRUARY THINK OF SHARING AN ORANGE Play by the rules Take turns and share Be open-minded Listen to others Don’t take advantage of others Don’t blame others carelessly MARCH THINK OF A HEART • Be compassionate and show you care • Be kind • Say thank you and please • Be forgiving • Help people in need APRIL THINK OF REGAL PURPLE • • Help make your school and community better • Be a good neighbor • Obey rules of school and laws Cooperate • Respect authority • Protect our world MAY TRRFCC 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 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! Be a Buddy Not Bully! 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. EXAMPLES OF BULLYING WHAT CAN YOU DO? TATTLING REPORTING Get someone in trouble Keeps someone safe Behavior is on accident Behavior is on purpose You can handle yourself You need adult help Harmless Someone could get hurt Not Important Important WHO WILL YOU BE? BULLY BYSTANDER UPSTANDER GRANT is an FUN, SAFE place to go to school and LEARN. Remember to do your part. Your CHARACTER COUNTS!