NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States do hereby proclaim October 21 through October 27, 2012, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public officials, educators, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
At our school , we celebrated character a different way each day this week. We tried to make it engaging and meaningful for the students. Each fourth and fifth grader got a lesson from the counselor reviewing the 6 character traits and an activity that was sent home to share with parents.
In celebration of character, students were encouraged to wear the following articles of clothing in a joint school-wide effort to support character.
22 Monday: “Sock It To Bullying”- Students wear their most “funky or decorative” socks
23 Tuesday: “Wear a smile and share one with a friend” (School picture day)
24 Wednesday: “Slip Into Safety”- Students wear their slippers during the school day
25 Thursday: “Hats Off To Helping Others”- Students wear their most “favorite or funky” hat
26 Friday: “Show your character colors”– Students wear a color that represents one of the six pillars of character by grade level: K (blue), Grade 1 (yellow/gold), Grade 2 (green), Grade 3 (orange), Grade 4 (red), Grade 5 (purple).
The week was a success and definitely heightened awareness of our character education program.