Character Word of September: RESPECT



Hello! Here at school, we have been very busy learning about respect, what it means, why it’s important, and how to do it! 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 respect 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!

Sincerely, Mrs. Kelly

Read About It!

Here are some books to help you learn more about respect:

  • Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watson
  • Dude That’s Rude by Pamela Espeland
  • The Golden Rule by Jeffrey Wattles

Practice It!

Think about the specific needs and preferences of everyone in your house. Make a list. Spend one week together trying to be mindful of each other’s needs and wants. Talk about the effects this experiment has on your family.


Talk About It!

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about respect with your child:


  • What do you think it means to be respectful and why is it important?
  • What are some ways you can be more respectful at home, school and in the community?
  • Are there any ways that you would like me to be more respectful to you?
  • What are some reasons it can be hard to be respectful?