Character Education: September is COURTESY month.

September: Courtesy

  • In September students learned about COURTESY.  In kindergarten we read Manners at School by Carrie Finn.  We also learned about becoming a peacemaker.  If you see a kindergartner flash you a "peace sign" that's our signal that they are a "peace maker"!  In grades 1-3, we read the book, The Day My Mom Came To Kindergarten, by Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowrey.  This story had a fun twist!  In grades 4-5 we read the book, What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick. This was followed by a card sort game. Finally, 6th graders had a lesson on DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP which focus on using manners on the internet and social media, with a focus on cyberbullying and being an "upstander".


  • Books that teach courtesy:

    • Do Unto Otters, by Laurie Keller
    • Madeline Says Merci:  The Always Be Polite Book, by John Bemelmans Marciano
    • No, David!, by David Shannon
    • Excuse Me! A little Book of Manners, by Karen Katz
    • Llama Llama Time to Share, by Anna Dewdney
    • How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?, by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
    • My Mouth Is A Volcano, by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman
    • Pig Will and Pig Won’t: A Book of Manners, by Richard Scarry