It’s almost that time again, time to join millions of other people worldwide for an amazing celebration of character. At Westwood-Bales, we set aside the third week in October to combine CC! Week with Red Ribbon Week and spotlight healthy habits and good character choices.
The headline sounds like something from the pages of The Onion: “Riot after Chinese teachers try to stop pupils cheating.” But it was the London-based Telegraph that reported the story, without a hint of satire.
This month’s lesson plans feature some fun activities for celebrating Memorial Day in the classroom.
This month’s featured lesson plan provides a great way to celebrate Earth Day with your students – by making recycled paper.
Ah, springtime, the season of rebirth; the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and recycle or repurpose some of your stuff. At Westwood-Bales, we’re finding out that even our littlest leaders are eager to show citizenship by reducing, reusing and recycling.
February’s featured free lesson plan on Rosa Parks is perfect for Black History Month, and even more so this year, since February 4th, 2013 would have been Ms. Parks’ 100th birthday.
In this month’s featured lesson, students will examine quotations from respected civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and connect them to The Six Pillars of Character.
In the wake of Friday’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we want to pass along some links that provide helpful ways to talk to children about coping with acts of violence. There are no easy answers, but there are ways to make them feel safe, loved and supported.
As the holiday season is upon us, it can be difficult for students to resist the shopping and sales and materialism that can take over the process of gift giving and receiving if not kept in check. What a perfect time to review the Pillar of Caring and talk about showing gratitude to the most important people in our lives.
The year-end holiday celebration offers such a wonderful chance to celebrate, reflect, and dream. What are some of your family traditions that help you fully experience the magic of the holidays? At our home and in our school, it often starts with vicarious experiences through literature and films, so this month I’m focusing on six of our festive literary favorites.