October 11

4th Grade Social Emotional Learning

We will be learning the character trait of Kindness for the month of December.  

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate towards others.

November’s Character Trait of the Month will be Gratitude.

grat•i•tude | Being thankful and showing appreciation for those in our lives and for what we have and receive.  



October is also Bullying Prevention Month. Our Montessori students will continue to learn the Second Step Bullying Prevention curriculum. Below are some links that you may find helpful.

Anti-Bullying/ Respect

Bullying: You are Not Alone-

Cyberbullying: Create No Hate-

Be an Upstander- Prevent Bullying- A NED Short-

Brooks Gibbs- How to Stop A Bully-

What About Us- Antil-bullying Video (Made by 4th graders)

Our Character Trait of the Month for October is RESPONSIBILITY.

Thank you all for helping our students strive to be RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE.

Responsible is defined as making good decisions and caring for others. How can we be responsible at school? Caring for our friends, following our teachers directions, alwaysing being honest, and looking after one another.

Hello! Here at school, we have been very busy learning about
responsibility- what it means and how we can be responsible
students and citizens! Learning happens best when it is done
both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you
can help your child continue to learn about the theme of
responsibility through reading about it, talking about it, and
practicing it! We have really enjoyed exploring this topic at
school, and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much!

Practice It!
Help your child practice responsibility
by giving him/her special jobs! Let
your child pick a special chore each
week that they can be responsible
for. Let them carry the groceries,
wipe the counters or feed the pet!

Read About It!
Here are some books to help you
learn more about responsibility:
•I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer
•But It’s Not My Fault by Julia Cook
•The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
•The Pigsty by Mark Teague

Talk About It!
Here are some discussion points to help you talk about
responsibility with your child:
•What do you think responsibility means and why is it important?
•Tell me about a time when it was hard to be responsible.
•What is a way you would like to have more responsibility at home?
•What are your responsibilities in the classroom and in our