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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hands Up for Character
There 6 pillars in front of Annie Kate's school and each one represents traits they try to teach each of the students. Each month they select different students that represent one of these traits and they get to put their hand print on a pillar inside the school. There are 6 pillars right when you walk in the school that are painted red.
Annie Kate was chosen to put her hand on for Trustworthiness.
It was kind of a neat thing to watch them each come up and get their hand painted blue.

They painted her left right hand since she is left handed, so she could sign her name



I was lucky to catch a snap shot with her Principal Mr. Chep right after. It was a great day!

9 comments:

andrea said...

Our school does the 6 pillars of character too. My 6th grade son is a "Character Kid" which means he's on a team of 6th graders that performs in asemblies and teacher the other kids the pillars of character. I love this program and I've seen lots of positive effects of it at our school.

Kristy said...

I love the pictures that you captured on this day. It sounds like Annie Kate goes to a great school.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

What an incredible idea to have the pillars. What an incredible girl to be chosen for trustworthiness. Hooray for good schools.

mimi said...

I love that Annie Kate's school recognizes character traits. They had a big push here during the 90's that used the slogan--"Character Counts". I think this is so important and I would trust Annie Kate with anything. Congratulations, my girl!

Liz said...

That is such a great thing! I wish more schools were this way! You must be so proud of AK!

Jenny Dahl said...

I've never heard of a school doing this, but I love the idea. So what do the other 5 pillars stand for. What a compliment to be on the trustworthy pillar! You must be a proud mama!

sec said...

Way to go Annie Kate!! Trustworthiness is a very important trait, and I am thrilled that she was so recognized. Great pictures as well.

Jill said...

That sounds like a cool tradition for the school and a really memorable way to instill those pillars of character into the kids' minds. The pictures you took are great.

michelle said...

What a cute idea! Hooray for good schools and teachers indeed!