September’s character development traits are integrity, trust and honor. Students will examine what these traits mean—and how to develop them through literature, music and activities in each division.
In lower school, students will develop classroom honor codes, and they’ll have a choice of library books that explore themes of integrity, trust and honor. Titles include, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “Stand Tall: A Book About Integrity,” and “The Empty Pot.”
Lower school music teacher Kristi Mitchell will help students remember each month’s traits through a musical rap. A group of students recently recorded verses one and two. Watch them here.
Character development education continues every month during the 2018-2019 school year, and brings together students in every division for a deeper understanding of Barstow’s mission “to promote sound scholarship and give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”

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