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Character Education is a huge part of elementary education.  We strive to make sure that each child is success emotionally and socially, as well as academically.  Throughout the year, each classroom holds "Grizzly Den Meetings".  The teacher focuses on one Core Value/Character trait for the month, and each trait is broken down into specific areas.  Please click the link below to access the Den Meeting Calendar.  


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CIQWSgQtQ0EpCRfSiDPsCm5_2CXEYssuzBwYKpf6-mU/edit#


Below is a list of each Character trait and resources that can be used with your class.

Empathy
Videos--https://www.edutopia.org/blog/3-videos-importance-empathy (K-2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3QfyqvHk8  (4th/5th)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27qSU2HDZjE  (K-5)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icIlUdTEQnU   (K-5)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3QfyqvHk8   (K-5)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HiMvhTimSI    (3-5)


Read-alouds--
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon  By:  Patty Lovell
The Other Side  By: Jacqueline Woodson
The Invisible Boy  By: Trudy Ludwig
Pete & Pickles  By: Berkeley Breathed
I'm Here  By:  Peter H. Reynolds
Red: A Crayons Story  By: Michael Hall
Wolfie The Bunny  By: Ame Dyckman
Ivan:  The remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla  By: Katherine Applegate
One  By: Kathryn Otoshi


Respect

Videos --http://characterfirsteducation.com/c/curriculum-detail/2153253
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5GSpV4wmpA       

Read-alouds--  
Don't Laugh at Me  By: Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin
                      David Goes to School   By: David Shannon
                      The Grouchy Ladybug   By: Eric Carle
                      The Recess Queen   By: Alexis O'Neill
                      The Giving Tree   By: Shel Silverstein
                      Are You Quite Polite  By: Alan Katz

Integrity

Videos --    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge1eD6DDAX4  (3-5)
https://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/91-classroom  (K-5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo1n3JzEt7Y&feature=youtu.be  (Honesty K-2)

Read alouds --
The Boy Who Cried Wolf   By:  B.G. Hennessey
                        The Empty Pot   By: Demi
                        Too Many Tamales   By:  Gary Soto
                        Martha Blah Blah   By:  Susan Meddaugh
Ruthie and the not so teeny tiny lie  By:  Laura Rankin

Responsibility
Videos --  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL0M2ds2pvE  (K-1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_0TzBMf7rw  (K-5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMo7I-mTabg (classroom jobs)
Read alouds -- The Paper Boy By:  Dav Pilkey
Seedfolks  By:  Paul Fleischman
Strega Nona  By:  Tomie dePaola
The Pigsty  By:  Mark Teague
Rules  By: Cynthia Lord  (chapter book)
Alexander who use to be rich last Saturday  By:  Judith Viorst

Compassion
Videos --  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&v=nwAYpLVyeFU  (Kindness Boomerang)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=61&v=fiM9LcXG7cI  (Kindness Boomerang in school)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keDe8R0KceE (K-2)

Read alouds --  How to Heal a Broken Wing  By: Bob Graham
Great Joy  By:  Kate DiCamillo
Under the Lemon Moon  By: Edith Fine
The Birdman  By: Veronika Charles
A Chair for my Mother  By:  Vera Williams

Resilience
Videos --  https://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/challenges (Elmo and resilience)
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=1758 (Questions)
Read alouds --  Moondance  By:  Frank Asch
Mr. Magnolia  By:  Quentin Blake
It's a Good Thing  By:  Joan Buchanan
A Gift for Gita  By:  Rachna Gilmore
Stay Fang  By:  Barbara Shook Fazen

Tolerance
Videos --   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ1ygFknjYo (K-5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4JEw3yfVGw  (K-5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni_at59TzMA (K-2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at2gAjtsgtk (schools around the world)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqOoP88arUM (traveling to school around the world)
Read alouds --  Be Good to Eddie Lee  By:  Virginia Fleming
Come Sit by Me  By:  Margaret Merrifield
Necessary Roughness  By:  Marie G. Lee
Why Am I Different?  By: Norma Simon
Coat of Many Colors  By:  Dolly Parton

Honesty
Videos -- 


Fairness
Videos --