This month in elementary guidance we will be learning about the character trait of citizenship. Students will be learning that part of being a democracy is to be a good citizen, which means that although we have a lot of rights, that along with those rights comes a certain amount of responsibility.
How can you be a good citizen? There are a lot of ways that you can show good citizenship. Three important ways are to show respect, be involved, and serve others.
C - Care about your community, state, and country. Obey the laws and rules.
I - Improve something in your home or neighborhood.
T - Take the tie to learn about how your government works.
I - Involve yourself by becoming a leader at school or at your place of worship.
Z - Zero in on something that needs fixing and work with others to do the job.
E - Encourage your parents and other adults you know to vote.
N - Never forget to show respect for people, animals, plants and property.
During dinnertime conversations this month, we ask that you visit with your child(ren) about what being a good citizen looks like.