Putting Character In Their Hands

Happy Halloween! 
Today I'm revved up because we have a winner for the 
Auto B Good interactive character activities on DVD-ROM that I wrote. Congratulations to Cori! Her name was randomly selected by the Gruener Generator from everybody's kind comments. I can't wait for her to test drive it and hear what she thinks. I looked it over today and I am 
very pleased with and proud of this product!

Photo of Auto B Good DVD-ROM
I went ahead and autographed it.

I'm also on a natural high because I learned a character song in sign language this summer from which I've taught our little super heroes how to sign the words growing character. The cool thing is that it has taken root and has kind of become our silent symbol when they see me in the hallways and during transition times. The word growing finds one hand acting like a seed coming up through the ground (your other hand); that seed sprouts into a C which is then slowly moved over to cover your heart. It is SUCH a sweet sight, to see these little hands signing those words.

Why not put character in their hands and watch what blooms!  

Thanks, Olivia and Brynn, for being our hand models. Tomorrow I'll literally be flying . . . to the National Character Education Partnership's Annual Forum in D.C. and I can't wait to sharpen my skills, soak in some new strategies and gather up some new tools for our 
character building.


  1. WooHoo!
    Love it!
    How wonderful to have that sign placed on the heart... because I am SURE you are dear in so many hearts at your school.
    Off to check out AutoBGood...
    Enjoy DC!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. I use the sign for character every day Barbara. Thanks for sending it my way. Now I'll add "growing" to it. Have fun in DC!

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First


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