Character is what a person is on the inside. At St. Paul’s Lower School, we want all students to be the very best “characters” they can be.
PK and Kindergarten students participate in character education during their regularly scheduled library time each week. We use a program called “Mr. Pickle”. This program encourages the children to be “sweet pickles” rather than “sour pickles”. Each month we focus on a different character trait. These traits include “The Golden Rule,” manners, tattling, sharing, honesty, friendship, kindness, and making good choices.
First and second graders receive character education through art class. In these grades we utilize a program called “Character Counts” which was begun by Dr. Michael Josephson, President of the Character Counts Coalition. It is based on six pillars of good character: caring, fairness, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness and citizenship. Through our discussions, role playing, and handouts we are making an effort to instill and reinforce these values.
At St. Paul’s Lower School, Character does Count!