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Character Word of the Week

2018-2019

 

WEEK OF:

WORD

Definition

August 16-17; 20-24

Respect

A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

August 27-31

Friendship

Caring for and trusting one another

September 4-7

Self- Discipline

The ability to choose and control one’s own actions

September 10-14

Citizenship

Behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community

September 17-21

Problem Solving

Creating solutions, finding answers

September 24-28

Responsibility

Making the choice to be reliable and dependable

October 1-5

Resiliency

Recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change

October 8-12

Initiative

Taking action; originating new ideas

Oct. 15-17; 24-26

Perseverance

Ability to persist or continue striving to the end

Oct. 29-Nov.2

Courtesy

Consideration, cooperation, and generosity

November 5-9

Patriotism

Love for or devotion to one’s country

November 12-16

Flexibility

Ability to make adjustments or alter plans

Nov. 19-20; 26-30

Thankfulness

Being appreciative of what you have in life

December 3-7

Honesty

Truthfulness

December 10-14

Courage

Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain

Dec. 17-19

Empathy

Capacity for participating in another’s feelings or ideas

January 4; 7-11

Humility

Being humble, not proud, arrogant or assertive

January 14-18

Patience

Ability to wait calmly

January 23-25

Generosity

Characterized by a spirit of giving

Jan. 28-Feb.1

Imagination

The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful

February 4-8

Service

Giving of one’s time and energies to help others

February 11-15

Fortitude

Strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage

February 20-22

Compassion

Ability to share another’s feelings or ideas

February 25-March 1

Justice

Being fair, right, and upholding what is right

March 4-8

Optimism

A feeling or belief that good things will happen

March 11-15

Effort

Doing your best when times get tough

March 25-29

Forgiveness

Act of forgiving for an offense; pardoning

April 1-5

Common Sense

Thinking before acting; using good judgment

April 8-12

Commitment

The keeping of a promise or a pledge

April 15-19

Temperance

Moderation in action, thought, or feeling

April 22-26

Integrity

Acting according to a sense of right and wrong

April 29-May 3

Dedication

A feeling of very strong support for or loyalty to someone or something

May 6-10

Cooperation

Working together

May 13-17

Sincerity

Being honest , genuine, and true

May 20-24

Loyalty

Commitment to a person or duties

May 28 -31

Curiosity

Desire to learn, to explore, to investigate