PRINCIPLEDPeople who are principled act with integrity and honesty. They have a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for individuals, groups, and communities. When you are principled you take responsibility for your actions and their consequences.Making the IB Connection at SchoolCharter Oak students learned about being principled by reading the book Milo and the Magical Stones. This unique book has a happy ending and a sad ending. Students predicted what the endings would be before we read both. They found out the mice were principled in the happy ending. We all agreed to make a happy ending for ourselves by being principled each and every day!
* Involve your child in deciding on the rules for a game or activity and then ensure that they stick to the ones that have been decided upon.
* Encourage your child to play games that involve teams. Discuss with your child the qualities of a team player. What sort of person would they want on their team?
* When your child wins a game insist that he or she is a well-mannered winner. They might thank their opponent or shake hands with them if it’s appropriate.
* When playing a game, don’t change the rules to let your child win. Being a gracious loser is just as important as being a good winner.