Character Education in the Classroom

  • The Pillars  of Character Calendar for Lawrenceville Elementary School:


    September - Manners Magnets
    October - Self-Control
    November - Responsibility
    December - Citizenship
    January - Citizenship
    February - Fairness
    March - Trustworthiness
    April - Caring
    May - Respect


    Many other activities are ongoing and focus on character education:

    • Growing Buds
    • Book Buddies
    • Service Learning - Featuring our Service Learning Ambassadors, The CARE Kids!
    • LESter's Shining Stars
    • Gardening with Snipes and Environmental Lessons with Mrs. Hunter
    • "Awesome" Assemblies
    • Singing Second Step songs 
    • Responsive Classroom
    • Social Skills Groups
    • Counseling-Themed Lessons
    • Grade level Social-Emotional libraries
    • Service learning projects inspired by individual students or classes
    • Composting program
    • Week of Respect featuring our Parade of Super Heroes
    • Peace Week (Anti-Violence Awareness Week)
    • Trips to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
    • Trips to a local nursing home
    • Great Kindness Challenge
    • Operation Smile
    • Creation of a school-wide banner of thanks to our Veterans, hung at Applebee's on Route 1
    • Trips to Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum on the campus of The College of New Jersey
    • Camp Fire NJ's "Safe and Secure" 1st grade lessons
    • Learning about how we learn through Let Me Learn
    • Response to Intervention (RTI) supporting our reading and math instruction
    • Technology and Robotics classes
    • Library books featuring our Core Values
    • Raising over $33,000.00 for St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Research fund
    • Relay for Life team
    • Autism Awareness Month in April