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Student of the Week

Triopia Grade School's character trait of the month is CITIZENSHIP.

We have been very busy learning about citizenship, what it means, why it's important and how to be a good citizen!  Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home.  Below are many ways that you can help your child continue to learn about the theme of citizenship through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it!  

READ about CITIZENSHIP

Here are some books to help you learn more about citizenship:
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow
America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney
Being a Good Citizen: A Book about Citizenship by Mary Small

PRACTICE CITIZENSHIP

READ: The Starfish Story - Original Story by Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.  Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"
The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surg if up and the tide is going out.  If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
"Son," the man said, "Don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference."
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.
Then, smiling at the man, he said, "I made a difference for that one."

Choose a collection project: canned goods, toys, books, winter coats, etc. to donate to a local food pantry or shelter - you could be the difference for "that one."

TALK about CITIZENSHIP

What makes your neighborhood or community a nice place to live?  What could you do to make your neighborhood or community a better place?
What do you think a good citizen is?  In what ways are you a good citizen?  What is a bad citizen?

Triopia Grade School faculty & staff are using character traits to select "Students of the Week" this year.  One student will be selected weekly and will be featured on the bulletin board outside the office.

Congratulations to our students that have been selected.

Kaylynn Seymour - 2nd Grade

 

Olivia Curry - 5th Grade

Cooper Pahlmann - 6th Grade

Lily McEvers - 5th Grade

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217-457-2283 Fax: 217-457-2297

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