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Teach Character with Brag Tags, Bookmarks, & Fables

Teach Character with Brag Tags, Bookmarks, & Fables

Great post on incorporating brag tags to introduce and reinforce positive character qualities.
Do you have a challenge fitting character education into your busy days?  I know I always did!  
We know how important it is…
We want to do it…
But how?..
..with brag tags, book marks, and fables!
Brag tags are a great way to introduce and reinforce positive character qualities one by one.  The pictures in each circle represent the character quality in action and provide ideas for discussion starters with your students.
Students LOVE brag tags.  Maybe it’s the recognition, maybe it’s the charm of collecting – whatever the reason – they love them!  And I love handing them out.  They help me pause and celebrate students as they build their character.  
If you would like these brag tags, look for the link below.
These bookmarks are a great visual reminder of positive character for you and your students.  I like to give these out freely and keep a supply in the classroom library.
A handy source for discussion starters:
  • Why is it important for us to be responsible (or any character quality) at home, at school, and in our neighborhood?
  • How does it make you feel when someone is fair with you?

Fables are amazing stories that you can use to create a caring, respectful community with your students.  The secret to their effectiveness in doing so is also the reason they have endured for thousands of years!   Fables are a powerful way to fit character education into your curriculum – because fables are in the Common Core Standards!

There are many books of fables available (I think I have all of them). They are also available online for free.  Here are some links for you.
Character Education is the most important thing we teach our students because their character will effect the very person they become.  This is a great unit that will help you develop a safe, caring classroom community. Students will learn empathy as they learn about each of these character qualities and will be totally engaged as they learn how to develop strong character.
If you would like more resources to teach Character in your classroom, please check out my  ‘Interactive Notebook and More’pack.
Character Education is the most important thing we teach our students because their character will effect the very person they become.  This is a great unit that will help you develop a safe, caring classroom community. Students will learn empathy as they learn about each of these character qualities and will be totally engaged as they learn how to develop strong character.
Character Education is the most important thing we teach our students because their character will effect the very person they become.  This is a great unit that will help you develop a safe, caring classroom community. Students will learn empathy as they learn about each of these character qualities and will be totally engaged as they learn how to develop strong character.
If you would like to see this resource in action please click on the picture below.

Click on the picture to download the 

Character Brag Tags & Bookmarks Freebie!

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20 Comments

  • 1stgradefireworks July 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Thank YOu for the goodies! Happy "Christmas in JULY!" Wendy 1stgradefireworks

  • Unknown July 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    We also think fables are a wonderful teaching tool with children! We'll definitely be trying out the brag tags idea! – Language Lizard

  • Peggy Means July 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you, Wendy!

  • Peggy Means July 6, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    So glad you use fables too! I hope the brag tags help to inspire your students to build positive character!
    Peggy

  • Primary Teachspiration July 6, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    As usual, this post is so rich with great information and beautiful visuals! Thank you so much for sharing! And what a great Christmas in July treat!

  • Linda Post: The Teacher's Post July 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Love your brag tags!

  • Katie Roltgen July 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for all of the great ideas!! I love the brag tags!

  • Gloria Wittenberg July 7, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Love your post – I can't wait to incorporate these fables into my character education for my Kinders!

  • Peggy Means July 7, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Thank you so much! You are so encouraging! πŸ™‚

  • Peggy Means July 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Thank you! Hope your kids enjoy them!

  • Peggy Means July 7, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Thank you, Katie!

  • Second Grade Stories July 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Teaching character is so important and it makes it so much easier when we can find quick ways to integrate it with other things. I do brag tags and I love them! I love the list of fables that fit with each of the traits-very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jonelle Bell July 8, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Love the brag tags!! Love the connection to literature!!

  • Linda Nelson @ Primary Inspiration July 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I love using fables to teach character, Peggy! Thanks for sharing the links, and for your great freebies!
    Linda

  • Peggy Means July 8, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you, Gloria! I am so happy to hear that you will be using fables to teach character to your kinders!

  • Kinderkay July 9, 2016 at 1:52 am

    The brag tags are perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Peggy Means July 10, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you, Lisa! So glad to hear that you can use the brag tags!

  • Peggy Means July 10, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you, Jonelle!

  • Peggy Means July 10, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you, Linda! So glad you love fables for teaching character too!

  • Peggy Means July 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    You are so welcome!

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