Harder then math. Harder then science.
Definitely harder then P.E.
Character is on my TOP list of reasons why I homeschool.
Character is a teach by example sort of subject.
Can I just say without any reserve that the Character has been lacking around here lately.
(yes….I do realize what I’m admitting to here.)
And more honestly,
our house has turned upside down with more Negative then Positive reinforcement lately.
Obviously, that is not going to work for very long.
So in an effort to turn things on the positive,
I made these little Character Charts:
I put the children’s names on them, and then surrounded them with positive behaviors
and virtues that (I’m hoping) we will see through out the week.
HOW IT WORKS:
The charts will hang up in the classroom where everyone has access to them.
They are meant to be colored in, one letter at a time,
when the child displays that positive character trait.
So anytime anyone sees Charlie being peaceful they would color
in one letter of the word peaceful.
You can’t fill in your own letters
You can’t persuade anyone to fill in a letter for you.
Try your best to SECRETLY fill in a letter for others, don’t let them see you!
Younger Siblings Rule:
When you catch the babies/tot doing good, PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE them by naming the character trait and walking them over to fill in the letter.
I’m hoping my children will get excited to see the new colored in letters each day.
Maybe discussions of, “Hmmm, I wonder what I got that being peaceful letter for?”
or “Boy, I don’t have any helpful letters….”
I’m sure by the end of the month we will all know what character traits we are struggling with.
Yup. Giving myself the letter “b” for that move.
Wish me luck!