CELEBRATE CHARACTER
Audio Clip: RESPECT
"Our students
enjoyed your
performance
while they
learned
important
positive values. It
was the perfect
start for our
school year.  I
hope that we will
be able to bring
you back for
repeat
performances in
the future."

K-5 Principal
"We appreciate
your ability to
incorporate our
'Words of the
Month' in your
music. "

Character  Ed.  
Committee
“The program
is interactive
and has
something
for all
students.  
It stresses
positive values
and motivates
the kids.”  

K-5 Principal
CELEBRATE CHARACTER
is a sing-along, clap-along
Character Education assembly concert for
grades K-6. The length of the show is
approximately 40 minutes.
"Thank you
for the fine
concert.
Your songs
will help us
in our efforts
to increase
'acts of
kindness' in
our school."

K-5 Principal
CELEBRATE CHARACTER
reinforces strong character traits
through the power and excitement of
music. Such character traits include:

Respect, Responsibility, Kindness,
Caring, Trustworthiness, Honesty,
Self-control, Citizenship, Fairness,
No Bullying, Courage, Effort,
Perseverance, Patience,
Compassion
,
and new for November 2008,
Gratitude/Thankfulness.
"Thank you
for sharing
such a
beautiful
message
with us."

1st grade
teacher
"Thank you for
sharing your
CELEBRATE
CHARACTER
program with us.
Our efforts to
bring families
together in
learning were
enhanced by your
delightful
program and
many continue to
enjoy your talents
through your CDs.

Character  Ed.  
Committee
"Our primary
students
especially enjoyed
singing with you
and our
intermediate
students were
amazed at your
instumental talent."

Music Teacher
Guide To Songs and Character Traits
The songs in the assembly concert, CELEBRATE CHARACTER, come from the CD by
the same name. Listed below are the 13 songs on the CD and the corresponding
character traits and virtues that are focused upon in each song.

Song                                 Focus
1. Respect
respect, conflict resolution, courtesy, regard for
authority, the golden rule, treating others with
dignity, good manners
2. Responsibility
responsibility, self-control, making good choices,
being dependable, thinking before acting, being
reliable, doing the right thing, being accountable
3. We Care
caring, respect, honesty, being reliable,
trustworthiness, kindness, the golden rule,
cooperation, school pride, making a difference,
responsibility, integrity, saying no to drugs,
community
4. Be Honest and Trustworthy
honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, playing by the
rules, avoid lying, avoid cheating
5. Be Fair
fairness, sharing, playing by the rules, listening,
being open-minded, respect, cooperation, the
golden rule
6. Stop!
no bullying, no put-downs, achievement
7. Thomas
effort, perseverance, patience, achievement, never
giving up, learning from mistakes
8. Be Kind
kindness, compassion, empathy
9. Courage
courage, doing the right thing, not following the
crowd
10. Self-Control
self-control, responsibility, controlling one’s actions,
controlling one’s emotions, achievement
11. No Bullying
no bullying, respect, kindness, achievement
12. Citizens of the U.S.A.
citizenship, getting involved in community
13. Character Counts
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness,
caring, citizenship
NOTE: The song, Character Counts, as it is heard
on the CD, contains the six character traits known
as  “The Six Pillars of Character.”  Those traits are
listed above. (See www.charactercounts.org.)
However the song can be changed and customized
to meet the specific requirements of schools that
utilize different lists of character traits.
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CELEBRATE READING CDs, please click on the
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