Character Moments for Families

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

April – Trustworthiness
Inspiring complete reliability and confidence in his/her truthfulness, integrity and discretion.

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Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
April Reading List

Trustworthiness:
Inspiring complete reliability and confidence in his/her truthfulness, integrity, and discretion

K-2

The Suitcase / Chris Naylor-Ballasteros
Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary / Meeg Pincus
She Persisted: Harriet Tubman / Andrea Davis Pinkney
Three Little Birds / Lysa Mullady

 

3-5

Allergic / Lloyd,…

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Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Diligence Reading List

March – Diligence: Persistence, dedication, and hard work
 
K-2
You can do it, Noisy Nora! / Rosemary Wells (2020)
Catkwondo / Lisl H….

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Guest Column: Diligence

Exploring Commitment vs Goals: The Power of Persistence, Dedication and Hard Work

Mike Nilson looked out across the room and, quoting Dr. John Berardi, started with a simple premise, “We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a year.”  Mike,…

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PACE Character Cords for Grads

Outstanding Seniors Honored with PACE Character Cords

Graduation day for more than 250 seniors in the Class of 2020 included visible recognition of their outstanding character. Along with their cap and gown, these students were proudly wearing a PACE Character Cord,…

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Character Moments for Families – Honesty

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

February – Honesty
Sincerity and reverence or love for the truth

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    Why is it good to be honest?
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February: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Honesty Reading List

K-2

The Lying King by Alex Beard
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse by Marcy Campbell
Escape Goat by Ann Patchett; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
The Berenstain Bears’…

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January: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Fairness List

K-2

An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing
Feast of Peas by Kashmira Sheth
Hot, Hot Pancakes! by Kimura Yuichi
Little Taco Truck by Tanya Valentine
Two for Me,

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Character Moments for Families – Fairness

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

January – Fairness
Treating people and ideas with justice and impartiality

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    What is “fairness?” How do you know when something is unfair?
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