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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Character Education and can you say awwwwwww...?

Promoting good character in my students is so important to me. My school teaches character education and all the teachers choose one student each month to be the Kid of Character winner. They are honored with a certificate at a monthly assembly. My students in grades K-2 complete a monthly writing assignment, telling me what each trait means to them and how they demonstrate the character trait for that month. Then, the winner each month completes another writing activity, telling everyone why they think they were chosen. I hang those in the hallway, along with their pictures. Now that the school year is almost over, my bulletin board is complete. 




The children love looking at this board every time we walk by it. I actually see them smile at their picture every time! It's so cute! I made posters for inside my classroom to remind the children of the character traits and what they mean. Here is a preview:


Please click the image if you would like more information. If you would like a chance to win these posters and writing activities, please comment below that you follow my blog and teaching store. Tonight, before I go to bed, I'll randomly choose one person to win them. It's 6:40 pm now and I'm really tired after a long day administering the SAT and a power meeting after school, so bedtime may be really soon! LOL!

Congrats to Angie, Mrs. Richling, Aimee, and Jennifer! I hope you enjoy the posters and writing activities!

Now, on to some non-school business...

Look what came in the mail today?



I ordered this canvas from Easy Canvas Prints and couldn't be happier with the final product. If you would like to order one, too, click on the image below:


Originally, I ordered it to give as a gift, but, I changed my mind. It's too cute and I love it too much to give away! The website is so user friendly and the service is excellent. If you're looking to give someone a unique gift, I highly recommend checking it out. Or, if you're like me, just get one for yourself! You won't be sorry!

23 comments:

  1. LOVE!!! Both the picture and pack! I'm beat today too... You can always tell the end is near--I'm in constant exhaustion! Oh-I follow both blog and store! :) Have a great, restful night!

    Angie
    Rulin' the Roost

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  2. I love your character posters!! They are adorable! I follow your blog & store! :)

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  3. I follow your blog!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org

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  4. I follow your TpT store!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org

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  5. I love this Character Education writing activity! You have the best writing ideas. Of course, I follow both your store and your blog!

    Delighted in Second

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  6. Man, I am really tired, so I'm calling it a night! Now, who should I send the posters too...How about...ALL of you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I truly appreciate all of my followers and all educators. I hope you enjoy them! Please let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting my blog. Good night!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    1. Thanks so much, Lori! I look forward to using these! Also, thanks for being the first person to leave feedback at my TPT store! I was so excited! :)

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  7. We use the Character Counts program at our school. I have always posted our monthly award winners, but I absolutely love the way you have yours on display. I just started following you. My blog is up and running, but it's a work in progress.
    Storie
    http://storiesbystorie.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love how you display the students' writing and awards. Very cute!
    Sandra
    Classroom Companion

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  9. Love this! You were a winner of my Some Pack! Giveaway. I have emailed you your copy. I hope you enjoy!
    ~Jada
    Daisy Days for Learning

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    1. Jada, your unit is fantastic. I sent you a thank you email. I just love it! It's so packed with meaningful activities. Thanks again!
      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  10. I love your character stuff! It is super! The bulleting board is awesome!

    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids

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  11. I love your bulletin board display. I want to do this next year with my class. We have V.I.P students for each month and each month is a different V.I.P. word. I always have my students write about the word of each month.

    Love the Canvas Print idea.

    Krista
    http://stellar-students.blogspot.com

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  12. YAY, Lori - your CC! stuff is AdOrAbLe!! Thanks for promoting good character. Is your school a School of Character? We became an NSOC a few years back; give me a holler if I can ever help you with anything.

    Barbara
    The Corner On Character

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! Yes, we are a School of Character. Promoting good character is so important to me. It all but consumes me! I feel it necessary to surround my students with lots of reminders of how to exude good character.

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  13. I LOVE that you have your character winners write about why they think they were chosen! That is a great idea!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thanks, Lori! It's fun for me to hear why they think I chose them.

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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