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Red Ribbon Week Celebrated. R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y Character Trait of October

Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 26, 2012

“Red Ribbon Week Celebrated.  R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y Character Trait of October” by Linda Martin Andersen                       

“A Writer’s Playground”

A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly   calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

Currently, I volunteer once a month for Story Time at Pilgrim’s Journey Home School Bookstore.  Check it out at www.thepilgrimsjourney.com.  My goal is to share stories that promote character traits following the same sequence as the Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, NC. 

This month, Story Time at Pilgrim’s Journey Home School Bookstore celebrated Red Ribbon Week and honored drug-free families and communities.  I chose to read The Red Ribbon—A Story of Hope by John Lasne and Brains on Fire.  Years ago, I obtained permission from the author to create an interactive book-based activity.  It is one of my favorite readings because the kids have so much fun moving about. You may purchase copies of the book at http://tinyurl.com/8t424rb (Barnes and Noble) and also at Amazon. 

October’s character trait is “Responsibility.”  According to the definition used by the Cumberland County Schools of NC, responsibility means “to be dependable and accountable for one’s actions.”  I’d love to hear actions you take that show you are dependable and accountable for your actions.  For example:  I clean my room every Saturday.  Please leave a comment below.  Thank you for joining us at “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend.

Coming in November:  Activities for Kids, visiting storytellers, authors, and a pilot.  Story Time will feature the character trait, Integrity.  Hope to see you then.

During November, I’ll be participating in Picture Book Idea Month.  (PiBoIdMo)

To learn more about this writing challenge, visit www.taralazar.com.

Copyright © 2012 Linda Martin Andersen

6 Responses to “Red Ribbon Week Celebrated. R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y Character Trait of October”

  1. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    You amaze me with the varying kinds of posts you have on your blog. I look forward to your future blogs and surprises for all.

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

  2. Joan,
    Thanks for the compliment about me offering a variety of posts. I appreciate it. You are doing great things with your posts for fellow writers. Thanks for all you do.

  3. Hi Linda,
    Your jester hat drew me in as did your wonderful smile.
    Your blog is appealing.

    • Tracy,
      Thanks so much for visiting. I’m glad you were pulled in by my jester hat and smile. How did you find me? Thanks for the compliment about my blog. I took a peek at yours and I’m headed back to sign up. I love that you decided to design your own to fit you. Way to go! If you like posts about animals, I hope you’ll take a look at the interview I did with a zookeeper. Thanks again for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”

      • Hi Linda,
        I think I found you through Marylin’s blog, but don’t hold me to that. And yes, again I just love your hat and your smile. Very warm and welcoming!
        I will definitely check out the interview you did with a zookeeper right after I comment here.
        And thank you so much for taking the time to link to my new blog and for following my blog.
        Warmest regards,

  4. Tracy,
    I love your new blog. I especially love how much fun you have there. You put cheer into each post. Thank you. I appreciate your compliments and I’m glad you’re now my follower and I am a follower of you.

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