As we move into the second semester here at IPS, we will be implementing various Character Counts activities with our students. If you are not familiar with Character Counts, it is a program in which everyone is involved. It is based on 6 ethical values that we all agree on. These are referred to as the Six Pillars of Character. They include:
As you may recall, the last couple of years I have done an all-building art project with our students. This year the project for IPS will be based around Character Counts. I am in need of a few items to help with the construction of this project as we “Weave our way to Good Character”.
Each pillar has a specific color that it is linked to. The 6 pillars we construct will be made of these 6 colors: Red, Orange, Yellow/Gold, Green ,Blue, Purple. A few samples of items we could use might include but are not limited to:
*old pieces of your child’s clothing, maybe an old T-shirt or pair of pants no longer being worn
*small toys no longer being used (hot wheels, a tiny doll such as Barbie or smaller, maybe some hot wheel track?
*ribbon from a child’s Christmas/birthday gift
* hair ribbon
Please keep in mind, the items sent, will not be returned. I am hoping to weave as many items as possible into our group project however I can’t promise they will all be used. I want to thank you once again for helping us to make the art program in the Red Oak Schools A Shade Better!