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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Guest Column: Caring

Caring is something we see every day. It can be defined as “showing a genuine concern for the welfare of others and being a kind, supportive helper.” But for something that seems so present, so easy to perform, why do we often feel that no one cares?…

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December: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Caring Reading List

K-2

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang
Something for You by Charlie Mylie
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy by Susan Verde
Nothing in Common by Kate Hoefler
The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Thank You Omu!

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Character Moments for Families – Citizenship

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.

November – Citizenship
Positively contributing to society and community as well as dutifully respecting authority and the law

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    How can we show citizenship at home,
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November: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Citizenship Reading List

K-2

Democracy for Dinosaurs by Laurie Krasny Brown
Everyone Gets a Say by Jill Twiss
Grace goes to Washington by Kelly Dipucchio
I voted!

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Guest Column: Citizenship

The definition of citizenship is the status of a citizen with its duties, rights, and privileges. When I hear the word citizenship, I immediately think of what it means to be part of the economy. The economy is a broad topic….

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October: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Responsibility Reading List

K-2

I Will Be Fierce | Bea Birdsong
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree | Jamie Deenihan
Even Superheroes Make Mistakes| Shelly Becker
It’s Not My Fault!

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Guest Column: Integrity

Integrity by Ron Jacobson, Dean of the School of Education at Whitworth

My dad will turn 91 this June. I have had the privilege of knowing him for two-thirds of those 90-plus years. And, of the many things I could say about my dad,…

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