One activity that we have really enjoyed is singing the monthly character trait songs from my website. This month we are focused on Perseverance. Every morning after announcements, we pull up the music and the lyrics and we sing along with the song. Afterwards, we have conversations about how to use the character trait in our daily life. The students usually request that we sing it twice, and on Fridays, we review the songs from the past months.
It is a very simple addition to our morning routine but it is one that we all look forward to. During this calm activity, we are connected to one another as we sing the words. We each have our favorite lines and we laugh together when someone sings the wrong words or off key. It has become a lovely way to start the morning and a great reminder of how we should treat others since we will spend the next six hours together.
I really enjoy this time with my students. It makes me feel good that they like singing the character trait songs and it supports my philosophy of providing character education to my students. With only fifteen day left in this school year, this will be one of the activities that I will miss most during the summer.
--To listen to the Character Trait songs, click here. Then send me a message--let me know what you think!