Thank you for all your support with the value of the month for May, which was Perseverance. Throughout May, children learnt the importance of not giving up even when faced with a problem and trying their best in all situations.
Our value of the month for June is Honesty.
What is Honesty?
- Being truthful to others.
- Being truthful to yourself.
- Doing what’s right regardless of who’s around.
- Being someone others can trust.
Suggestions for parents to work with children at home:
- Talk with your children about honesty. Try to answer; ‘What is honesty?’ What is the difference between the truth and a lie? Discuss some examples.
- Share the story of the boy who cried wolf. Talk about a time when someone told you something that wasn’t true. How did it make you feel? Do you trust that person to tell you the truth now? Why or why not?
- Talk about promises the children have made or promises others have made to them. How serious is a promise? How does it feel when someone breaks a promise?
- Who are the most honest people you know? How do you know they are honest? How do you feel about these people?
- Talk about a situation where you or they have been worried about telling the truth about something because you thought it would get you into trouble.
- Watch a movie, such as The Lion King or Pinocchio, in which honesty and truthfulness are major themes. Encourage your child to talk about ways the main characters demonstrate honesty and dishonesty.
Please let your child’s teacher know if we can celebrate any work from home on the school website.