Courage

September’s Superpower is courage!  

  • Courage is strength in the face of pain or grief; the quality of being brave; valor; heroism.
  • Courage means sacrificing your needs for the needs of another.
  • Courage means taking a risk and facing your fears.
  • It takes courage to admit you have made a mistake.
  • It takes courage to stand up for someone who is being teased.

Maira Kalman’s Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey inspires all of us to be heroic, no matter our size or age and is our book of the month. Visit fireboat.org and read additional news article.

September 11 is Patriot Day.Patriot Day is to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.  September 11th reminds us of all those who displayed great acts of courage that day. We must remember that ordinary citizens have the power to be extraordinary.  

  • Decorate a medal in honor of a fallen hero. Find a name here.
  • How will you show courage this year?  Post your comment below.

Memorial Day

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” ~General George Washington

Memorial Day:

Patriotism

Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar is a deceptively simple puzzle that gets difficult quickly. Your object is to direct the cascading sugar granules into various receptacles – the instructions becoming more complicated with each level. To direct the sugar, you use your mouse to draw lines on the screen. That’s it.”  From Engage Their Minds

April is Acceptance

“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~ Albert Ellis

  • Acceptance is the willingness to embrace feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.
  • Acceptance is the ability to experience or survive something unpleasant.
  • Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation.
  • We all have the human need and right to be accepted.

How will you show acceptance? What can you do to help others find their wings? Remember you also need to accept yourself for your own unique qualities, I Have a Voice.

Let’s give each other wings to fly! Mrs. Fluger’s Class Form