Characteristics of “Being a Good Citizen/Friend” Criteria
In school, children are routinely taught the importance of being good citizens (or a good friend). We talk about it every day, “Be a good friend, the choice is yours.” What does that really mean? What does that look like?
Each month, classrooms will explore and discuss meanings around the characteristics that make a good friend. Teachers will incorporate monthly themes into morning messages, while reading books aloud and having discussions. Modeling and highlighting the characteristics would be a great way to showcase desired behaviors and qualities of a good friend.
Our goal - All students will learn the meaning of friendship and students who exhibit these traits will be highlighted each month. ALL students will highlighted. Students will also bring home a certificate to share and celebrate with their families
Each month classroom teachers will select 2 (some maybe3) students for the “Citizen of the Month” program. The following are the monthly themes: