Three Things This Tuesday

Today I'm delighted because I put the finishing touches on my final bulletin board for the year. I find it so exhilarating to create something in my mind
 and then bring it to life visually on a big board. 

I put this fun, brilliantly-colored picture of some superheroes under the Character Cape, for those literal learners who'll actually lift it up to look. 
The limited-edition, reversible capes are on sale now for $25.00; leave me a comment if you'd like to reserve one before they're gone.

I'm also excited because The Corner on Character was included on this AmAzInG and comprehensive list of counseling resources at Masters In Counseling online. It's quite an honor to be recognized in such great company.

Finally, I'm so thankful to have such a great job. This afternoon a third-grade girl stopped by to ask me a question. She prefaced it with another query, wondering: Does my question have to be about character? 
I was tempted with something like ... What else is there?, 
but decided against a rhetorical response.
I just love visiting with kids!

Tomorrow we'll be hosting nine educators from down the road in Brazosport ISD and sharing a little bit about our character framework and philosophy. As I was preparing, I came across this note that a student wrote years ago when I first started thirteen years ago at Westwood:

We created a thousand of these school-wide {each one unique, of course} during guidance peace class and put them on delivery boxes at local pizza parlors to send our character message out into the community. Imagine getting this cheery note on your pepperoni pizza when you order out tonight.

Love one another and be happy ...


  1. I don't know if this went through the first time, but I would love to reserve a cape. Plus, your blog about character is truly amazing! I just can't get enough of it!

    1. Excellent - send me your info by email: bgruener5 {at} gmail.com

    2. Barbara - I would love a cape! I always look forward to your posts!!

    3. Thank you, Lana! Email me your postal address and I'll put one in the mail.

  2. Hi Barbara,
    Congrats on the recognition, that is so exciting! I love your superhero bulletin board, so fun! You always have the best ideas. I know from one of your last posts that you are still recovering from your accident. You are a source of inspiration for me, no matter your struggles you are always full of cheer, hope and positive energy. Thank you!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  3. Hi Barbara,

    I would love to buy an cape if any are still available. Can't wait for your book to come out too! Where can I purchase a copy?


    1. Capes are now available for purchase with a PayPal acct by using the Buy Now on the right side at the top. The books will be available here mid-June!! Thanks, Tara.


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