My school's character education is called The Virtue Project. We focus on virtues each month, in our classrooms and behaviors and what not. Each month there is a specific virtue to focus on and at the end of the month a grade level (two classes) presents a 20-40 minute assembly on that virtue. I should specify that is done for the elementary only.
This month the virtue was honesty and the 4th grade signed up for the assembly. My partner and I like to go early in the school year to get it out of the way. It does take up a good bit of class time but the students love it and we find ways to incorporate it into the curriculum.
|Here I am entertaining the wound up children just before the assembly starting... photo taken from cmis website gallery|
This year my partner and I decided to allow the students to create the skits, since honesty is a well understood virtue. We chose some basic ideas for skits and then asked for student input. They said all of the things that we had decided so it was perfect. My class was to create 3 skits and so was hers. My students voted for which skit they wanted to be part of, and then I assigned them. They were in charge of creating the script, assigning roles, figuring out props and clothing, deciding on signs or narrators and everything.
Its always so fun to see them perform, and to see their parents gushing over them! The entire assembly took just about 30 minutes. I was unable to record the entire thing, and frankly you probably wouldnt want to watch that! But I do have 2 short videos to give a little idea of what happened.
|Photo taken from: cmis website gallery|
Also, our resident photographer always does a great job taking pictures. If you want to see some pictures of the event you can view them at our school website gallery here