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Character Calendar

What is Respect?

September - Respect

I will treat myself and others with
consideration, high regard, courtesy
and dignity.

What Is Respect?

We respect ourselves and treat others
with courtesy, dignity, and positive
regard. We honor the rights of others.
We respect their belongings, the
environment and the world around us.
Respect can be shown in many little
ways and, if we want our children to be
respectful, the best wayto achieve that
is to model respectful behaviour for them.

October - Initiative

I will recognize what needs to be done
and do it, without prompting from others.

What is initiative?

Definition: the power or opportunity to act
independently with a fresh approach before
others do. Initiative is when we act without
being prompted by others. We are eager to
do what needs to be done without having
to be told to do it. We take the first step towards
the achievement of a goal.

November - Courage

I willstand up for my beliefs and principles
and face challenges, fear and difficulty with
fortitude.

What is Courage?

Courage is demonstrated by people
 who stand up for what they believe
in their heart to be the right thing to
do, even when others don't support them
and might try to convince them that they
are wrong.

December - Empathy and Compassion

The goal of compassion is seeking to
understand another's struggles from
his or her point of view and then doing
whatever is necessary to heal the hurt.

What is Empahty and Compassion?

I will do whatever is necessary to heal the
hurts of others. I will strive to understand
and be sensitive to their feelings.

January - Optimism

I maintain a positive attitude

What is Optimism?

We maintain a positive attitude. We look on
the brighter side of situations. We are able
to see opportunities even in the face of
adversity. We have hope for the future.

February - Honesty

I will be sincere, trustworthy and truthful.

What is Honesty?

Honesty is when you commit to being true
to yourself and others.

March - Integrity

I am truthful and sincere.

What is Integrity?

We are truthful and sincere. We insure consistency
between what we say and what we do as well
as between what we believe and how we behave.
Integrity is demonstrated by people who do the
right thing, no matter what the circumstances might be.

April - Fairness

I will treat others in a just, equitable and
unbiased manner.

What is Fairness?

Fairness is being consistent. Fairness is listening
and being open. Fairness is being careful making
judgments about others. Fairness is treating
people equally and equitably. Fairness is following procedures.

May - Perseverance

I will not give up when things get tough. I will
stick to my goals and work hard to achieve them,
despite obstacles.

What is Perseverance?

Perseverance is sticking to the goals that I have
set for myself and never giving up on what I set out to do.

June - Responsibility

I will be accountable for my actions, be reliable
and keep my commitments.

What is Responsibility?

We are accountable for all our actions. We follow
through on our commitments. Responsibility is
when you do what you say you're going to do,
you keep your promises and you're accountable
for your own actions.

Schools engage in actions that focus on and support character development with a monthly theme outlined in the Character Calendar.

The Rainy River District School Board's Character In Action monthly themes are outlined for each grade and coordinated with our board's current anti-bullying units of study with grade specific lessons. This comprehensive resource includes activities for each grade that supports the character attribute focus for each month, September through June. Grade specific plans of suggested teaching strategies for each character trait are available here. Detailed teacher resource materials are available in each school and outlined month by month in the Character In Action teaching modules.

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