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Character Education

Thank you for your interest in Valley Ridge Academy’s Character Education! Character Education is a program that focuses on a monthly K-5 classroom lesson and activity that is all about that month’s Character Counts! trait. Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering to teach these lessons.

September Lesson - Fairness

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 • Treat all people fairly

Kindergarten Lesson
1st Grade Lesson
2nd Grade Lesson
3rd Grade Lesson
4th Grade Lesson
5th Grade Lesson

October Lesson - Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Be diligent • Persevere • Do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes • Set a good example for others • Choose a positive attitude • Make healthy choices

Kindergarten Lesson
1st Grade Lesson
2nd Grade Lesson
3rd Grade Lesson
4th Grade Lesson
5th Grade Lesson

November Lesson - Citizenship

Do your share to make your home, school, community and greater world better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

Kindergarten Lesson
1st Grade Lesson
2nd Grade Lesson
3rd Grade Lesson
4th Grade Lesson
5th Grade Lesson

January Lesson - Respect

Treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Kindergarten Lesson
1st Grade Lesson
2nd Grade Lesson
3rd Grade Lesson
4th Grade Lesson
5th Grade Lesson

February Lesson - Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Show Empathy • Express gratitude • Forgive others and show mercy • Help people in need • Be charitable and altruistic

Kindergarten Lesson
1st Grade Lesson
2nd Grade Lesson
3rd Grade Lesson
4th Grade Lesson
5th Grade Lesson

May Lesson - Trustworthiness

Be honest in communications and actions • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country • Keep your promises

Kindergarten Lesson
1st Grade Lesson
2nd Grade Lesson
3rd Grade Lesson
4th Grade Lesson
5th Grade Lesson