SEPTEMBER
The character trait for SEPTEMBER is COURAGE!
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Conversation starters at home:

Talk about the things that frighten you as an adult today. Open up an honest conversation about how you work intentionally to show Courage often.

Questions you can ask:

What are some strategies that have helped you feel calm even when you’re being asked to be brave?

Recommended Reading List:


K-2: Be Brave Little One (Explores "being brave to be scared"), by Marianne Richmond, Some Things are Scary ("Thinking you're not going to be picked by either side at recess"), by Florence Perry Hyde, & Jabari Jumps (Jumping off the diving board for the first time) by Gaia Cornwall

3-6: The Sign of the Beaver (13-year-old Matt must guard the family cabin in the wilderness) by Elizabeth George Speare, Esperanza Rising (Esperanza and her mother are forced to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp) by Pam Munoz Ryan, & The Girl with a Mind for Math (Young Raye learns to persevere when her gender and race get in the way of her desire to become an engineer) by Julia Finley Mosca