The class (Language Arts/Writing – Period 1 & Period 4) participated in a lesson based on the character of Trustworthiness. The lesson began with an introduction as to what Trustworthiness exactly is as well as a bell work prompt of the following: Are you trustworthy? Why or why not? I also opened it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Trustworthiness is to them and how it applies to their daily routine. We continued the lesson on Trustworthiness with an arts and crafts activity in which the students designed 8 by 11 inch posters about what Trustworthiness meant to them in collaborative groups. We concluded the lesson by having each group select a speaker to present the groups poster to the rest of the class. The posters will be displayed in the classroom as well as near the library.
**Each month our school participates in a in a program called Character Counts. There are six pillars, and they are as follows: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Here is a snippet from the Character Counts website for those unfamiliar as to what Character Counts exactly is, “The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.”
~ Mr. Sye