Monthly Virtues Project

Monthly Virtues Project 

As a step toward creating more enrichment activities and increasing home-to-school connections, the whole student body at Whittier will focus on a different virtue each month.

This is our second year of implementing the social/emotional approach to learning called RULER, and creating a class charter is the first of four pillars we teach throughout the year. Students and staff discuss how they want to feel at school, what we do to feel that way as a community, and what we do when problems arise. Thursday, November 3rd, we plan to host our first RULER family night where we will walk you through creating a family charter to use at home.

May's virtue: Integrity

This month, we work with the Mood Meter in our homerooms, practicing our abilities to identify and plot our feelings.

INTEGRITY definition: 
Being truthful in what you do and say.

Discuss the following questions with your family and send your thoughts to

What does Integrity look like? 
    - Admitting our mistakes
    - Refusing to listen to negative talk or gossip
    - Turning in something that is lost
    - Keeping promises
    - Being fair at recess or on the playground
    - Being kind
    - Telling the truth

What does Integrity sound like?
    - I did something I need to tell you about
    - I was wrong
    - I did it
    - It's your turn
    - Is this yours?

What does Integrity feel like?

Related Books:
     Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna 
     Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel
     David Gets In Trouble by David Shannon 
     Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (#9) by Barbara Park
     Arthur's Computer Disaster: An Arthur Adventure by Marc Brown
     Jackalope by Janet Stevens
     Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola 
     The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
     Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
     The Empty Pot by Demi
     Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller 
     Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges
     A Friendship for Today by Pat McKissack
     The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
     Lost and Found by Andrew Clements
     Messenger by Lois Lowry

April's Virtue was Integrity.
March's Virtue was Motivation.
February's Virtue was Justice.
January's Virtue was Courage.
December's Virtue was Generosity.
November's Virtue was Gratitude.
October's Virtue was Self-Awareness. 
September's Virtue was Community

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