Celebrating Teamwork for Character Day

Students in Mrs. Ramatici’s 5th-grade search for appropriate images to add to their Character Day post on Padlet.

Yesterday, September 26th, was Character Day. Throughout the week our CRES kids in grades 4-6 have been posting their comments to the Character Day digital canvas. This project includes the following LEARNING GOALS:
-use proper netiquette
-add attachments to messages
-engage in an online learning tool
-navigate to links
-use two web pages side by side
-compose with correct spelling and grammar
-enter text that is appropriate to the product
-use a teacher-selected subscription resource
-practice NOT SHARING personal information online.

Here’s a sampling of posts devoted to TEAMWORK.

comments about teamwork

 

What Will You Contribute to Character Day, 2018?

Character Day began in 2014 as a global effort to get people all over the world talking about character. Two years ago, 125 countries and all 50 states participated. This year, Character Day is scheduled for September 26th, and Cosumnes River Elementary is joining the effort for the second year in a row.

Beginning September 24th, students in grades 5-6 will watch one of several videos designed to get them thinking about the kind of person they are and want to be in the world. Then they’ll post their answers onto a digital canvas.

What will you contribute? Watch the video shown below to gather inspiration and reflect.

Watch 1min Character Day Trailer from The Moxie Institute on Vimeo.

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After watching both videos, ask yourself:

  • What kind of person am I?
  • Who do I want to be in the world?

Now consider joining our class for Character Day, 2018, and post your response to the Padlet shown below, which is organized into columns that reflect the main topics shown in the Periodic Table of Character Strengths. Simply click a PLUS sign under the column you would like to write a reflection. Each column heading shows a variety of subtopics. I’ve written comments under several columns and added photos/links to get things started. Note: all responses are held for moderation before publication so posts won’t appear immediately.

Click the white arrow in the Padlet’s upper right-hand corner to expand the screen to view the digital canvas and participate. 

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Constitution Day Resources

American flagConstitution Day, 2018, is set to be recognized by schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District on September 17th. The links shown below will take you to a list of approved sites for use with students. 

Constitution Day Resources

For those looking for a fun Quizizz be sure to check out the Constitution Day Quiz. It has over 20 questions and is sure to be a challenge.

The World Needs More _____ Right Now?

gratitude pictureJoin the social media campaign for Character Day, 2017. Here’s the challenge from Let it Ripple: On a piece of paper write the sentence: The world needs more ________ right now. Select one of the character strengths from the Periodic Table of Character Strengths (shown below) and share through social media. Use the hashtag #CharacterDay2017 and share using @GlobalCharacter.

periodic table of character strengths screen shot

Social Media Campaign for Character Day 2017