Last school year I began my journey in a new grade AND a new district. At my school we would focus every week on a new character word. (Now it’s a monthly word instead.) I used to think that it was annoying and just another thing for kids to think about. This year I feel differently about it. Maybe it’s because of the change from weekly to monthly but now I love the character word! I try to incorporate it into lesson plans and just every day classroom talk.
I have realized how important these character words are in trying to help build these little people up into adults.
So I decided to take all the words that our school used last year and make them cutesy for my classroom. Obviously we don’t use all of them because we don’t do weekly anymore but I can still use them when teaching character traits at the beginning of the year in our literacy units! Every month the character word is on display on the board and our daily announcements include the character word for the month.
You can find the character words in my TPT shop.