Our Character Colors

Photo of Color The World With Character marquee

We're gearing up for Red Ribbon Week & National Character Counts! Week October 21st through the 26th and I can't wait. A few years back, we used Color The World With Character as our theme. We got parents involved by asking them how their child colors the world with character; click {here} to download the handout that we sent home and {here} to see the version we posted at the Character Counts! website.
Here are a few examples of our many awesome responses.

Some parents used real photographs, and those were adorable, too. Students shared them with their classmates in morning meetings.
Each teacher sent a few for this cafeteria display; 
the rest were posted in the classrooms.

How do you encourage children to 
color the world with character?


  1. Thank you Barbara for sharing more of your ideas and wisdom with us.

  2. Hi Barbara,
    I love that theme Color the World with Character! Isn't it great when parents really get involved...those little posters are priceless! What is your theme for this year? I can't wait to see how you celebrate National Character Counts week.

    1. Hi Shawna - Our theme this year is Character Is Our Super Power. We've got shirts coming and everything. I'll post more as it gets closer!

  3. I love that phrase "colour the world with character"! It says it all, doesn't it?

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