Sharing Good News

Extra, extra, read all about it! Good News Nelson by Jodi Moore will be released by Story Pie Press and heading to a bookstore near you in early December 2012, and that’s good news! Why is that good news, you ask?

Kindness to the Rescue

  As darkness descended upon us, we made a last-minute decision on the Fourth to take in the Sounds of Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza. So we threw our chairs into the back of the truck and headed down the road to the celebration. We parked and walked a few blocks to a prime spot on a hill […]

Great Ways to Celebrate The 4th of July Through Citizenship

Last January, our erstwhile reporter, Barbara Gruener, reviewed Maria Dismondy’s book,  Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, and we were thrilled to learn that the CHARACTER COUNTS! site has been mentioned in a wonderful new post on Citizenship in Dismondy’s blog. The post features some great ideas on how to celebrate Citizenship this week with a 4th of July flavor, […]

Respect takes wing

In Bird Child, the beautiful newcomer by Canadian teacher Nan Forler, birdlike Eliza has a wise mom who gifts her as an infant with a lifelong skill: wings to fly. This includes not only the ability stay positive, but also the ability to see solutions to situations and choices for conflicts.