I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y–Character Trait of November
Posted by lindamartinandersen on November 9, 2012
“I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y–Character Trait of November” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”
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November–a month for more than talk about turkeys…
When I was an elementary School Counselor in Cumberland County, NC, students studied character traits each month. Now, I have found another way to spread the word about good character. I volunteer once a month for story time at a home school bookstore in my area. Check it out at www.thepilgrimsjourney.com.
This month, like the Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, NC, I presented the character trait of INTEGRITY. It’s defined as “Doing the right thing even when no one is watching.
At Story Time, I read The Empty Pot by Demi. A discussion of honesty and integrity followed, along with an optional art activity. I hope you’ll locate a copy of this book and share it with a special child in your life. Consider planting a seed in a pot after the reading. It will lead to future discussions about Ping’s actions and personal examples of integrity.
If you are interested in learning about other book titles by this author, visit this site: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Demi/707558/books
I’d love to hear ways you show integrity. Please leave a comment below. Thank you for joining us at “A Writer’s Playground.” Come again soon and bring a friend.
Coming soon: Two guests bloggers: One is a storyteller and author. The other is a pilot and author. I hope you’ll meet them.
Copyright © 2012 Linda Martin Andersen
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