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06/01 Water Day
06/02 End of the Year Assembly; Report Cards go home
School out for the summer at noon
Have a great summer. We will see you in August.
school starts august 21st
This year, as an elementary school, we will continue to implement a character education program called the 6 PIllars. This program focuses on 6 different traits; Caring, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Citizenship and Respect. During the year, classroom teachers will be teaching lessons around a certain trait. The next few weeks, we will be learning about what it means to be a good citizen.
What is citizenship?
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer
20 Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to Children
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
Click on this link to read the whole article. http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip27.html
While Dr. Davies speaks specifically about the United States, the ideas transfer to our global society and understanding that as a citizen you have certain rights but also certain responsibilities is a concept that translate across borders.
Citizenship means being a member of and supporting one's community and country. In addition to these privileges, a citizen has an obligation to be informed, law abiding, and uphold basic democratic principles such as tolerance and civic responsibility. Voting, conserving natural resources, and taking care of oneself are all part of citizenship. In addition, citizens often participate in local community projects dedicated to the common good.
What are some activities that foster citizenship in children?