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: Fairness

Fairness in the Courtroom?
In life there are few places you will visit in which your desire for fairness is more sincere than when you open the heavy, oak doors, to a courtroom. As much as we expect the aroma of roasted,…

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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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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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