Guest Column: Responsibility

October’s character trait, responsibility, is defined as “Being accountable, the pursuit of excellence, and the exercise of self‐control.” During these challenging times of the COVID pandemic, many of us are faced with competing responsibilities. How can we sort through these multiple,…

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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: Responsibility

What do you think of when you hear the word “responsibility?” I hear my mother’s voice sternly questioning, “Who is responsible for this mess?” As badly as I wanted to blame my little brother, I knew it was my doing….

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Guest Column: Responsibility

The Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) trait for this month is RESPONSIBILITY, a many-faceted word, encompassing a wide range of moral, emotional, ethical and common-sense situations. But let’s start with the trite and not too informative dictionary definition. Responsibility: The quality or state of being responsible,…

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Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
October – Responsibility

Grades K-2
Olivia Helps Mother Nature by Lauren Forte
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Go, Little Green Truck! by Julia Kuo
Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Grades 3-5
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Trouble With Tuck by Theodore Taylor
Holes by Lois Sachar

Middle School
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

High School
Chasing Jupiter by Racher Coker
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman

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Guest Column: Responsibility

My education has always been one of the most important things in my life. I grew up with a single mom who demonstrated that working hard and making good choices was a formula for success. Mirroring her responsibility has been the key to my own success….

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Pet Ownership: Responsibility Saves Lives

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Pet Month. This article is in recognition of this and our trait of the month responsibility.

Responsible Pet Guardianship Saves Lives! Dogs and cats have been domesticated and in our homes for 10,000 years….

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Guest Column: Responsibility

According to Google, responsibility is “the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something, or having control over someone”. In other words – authority, control, power and leadership. Those are powerful words! In my opinion,…

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October Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Responsiblity Reading List

“A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons” by Cressida Cowell
“A Pet For Petunia” by Paul Schmid
“Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko
“Arthur Meets the President” by Marc Brown
“Big Sister,…

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October Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Responsiblity Reading List

“A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons” by Cressida Cowell
“A Pet For Petunia” by Paul Schmid
“Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko
“Arthur Meets the President” by Marc Brown
“Big Sister,…

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Responsibility

I have, essentially, two expectations for my students – to be responsible and to be respectful. A couple of weeks ago marked the beginning of a new school year and my students had the chance to brainstorm ways that they can demonstrate responsibility and respect as students in their math classroom….

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