低年级CHAMP计划

As a progressive, independent school, 葡京赌场平台 has a strong moral mission. 尊重, 完整性, and global 责任 are as central to the mission of the school as intellectual ambition and effective communication. Rooted in the idea that the human character is malleable and children are exceptionally capable of positively impacting the world, 自1982年以来,品格一直被作为整个孩子的一部分来教育.

多种多样的, 有创意的, 和总是不断发展, 每位教师如何进行个性教育,就像他们自己的DNA一样独特. Teacher autonomy applies to all disciplines at MPA and is highly valued by teachers and administrators alike. It relies on mutual trust and is based on the idea that teachers are professionals who know their students best.

So, in 2011, 当欲望较正规的性格教育在早期, 基础年代浮出水面, 学校的领导是否购买课程并强制执行? No. Did the school's leadership design what they felt was best for children and urge teachers to implement it? No. 在真正的MPA时尚中,领导转向了葡京线上赌博大全 内部experts-teachers.

冠军诞生了

“品格教育正在融入其中, 但是是以非常非正式的方式,蕾妮·赖特说, 下级学校主任和前教师. "The idea was that we wanted something that would bring the division together to focus on shared goals."

School released in 2011 and a summer committee composed solely of teachers was formed: Dan Haase, 然后一个 third grade teacher; Anne Scalia, 二年级教师; Deedee Stacy, fourth grade teacher; Renee Wright 然后一个 third grade teacher; and Nancy Lage, librarian. They met at Stacy's home to design a cohesive program with a strong academic foundation.

The basis of CHAMP (Character Happens At Mounds Park) emerged that summer and the key components hold true today: a partnership between home and school is essential; character education is embedded into the full curricular and extracurricular experience; adults intentionally model the character we expect; strong character and positive behavioral choices should be practiced; and ongoing evaluation and evolution are needed to ensure the program's viability.

Led by Stacy, they created the acronym and the song—both of which are still used today. 确定了这个项目的七个特点——友谊, 同情, 尊重, 自我控制, 责任, 合作, 完整性—with inclusiveness being added last year and courage being added this year. Two grades now team up to design and lead monthly Lower School assemblies around one or more of these traits.

"The idea that we had—having monthly gatherings and expecting students to present those assemblies—gives students a lot of ownership and creates tremendous engagement,”莱特说. 当时,这种学生主导的模式并没有被其他学校广泛使用, 尤其是在小学阶段. 她补充说, "The kids have been a big part of delivering the messages and we are delighted to celebrate and recognize that!"

由于几乎没有限制或参数,该模型是创造性的,独特的,迷人的. “因为这是一个有机的项目,葡京线上赌博大全创建,以满足葡京线上赌博大全学校的需求, 老师们真的很投入,并接受了整个想法. 如果你今天走进教室,你会听到有人提到“CHAMP行为”." They are using it in their classrooms and it is being reinforced every single day,“反映出莱特. 他们设计的程序非常成功, 所以拥抱, 感谢它经受住了时间的考验, 影响数百, 即使不是成千上万条生命, 并在今天继续成长和发展.


作为一名儿童音乐教师, I strive to model CHAMP characteristics in all of my interactions with the children, 希望我最好的自己能够激励每个学生成为他们最好的自己.

玛丽Espeland
小学音乐教师

较低的学校音乐

冠军是嵌入式

Guided by the idea that character education should be integrated into every aspect of the curriculum, the CHAMP program created a common and shared language that is embedded into every interaction and subject area. 这意味着术语“冠军或”, 更有可能, one of the character traits it espouses—is just as likely to be heard in a gym class or math class as it is to be heard in a technology class or music class.

Ms. Espeland, a music teacher at MPA for 27 years, shares what that might look like in her classroom. "An integral part of the Lower School music education experience is learning to work in a group. 学生们作为一个乐团一起唱歌、跳舞和演奏乐器. Think of the high level of 合作 and 自我控制 required to be in motion as everyone around you is in motion, 太! Playing in ensemble requires that everyone is synchronized on the same steady beat as they play their part. Never a race, music provides both the framework for and challenge of working together."

在一年级到四年级,Ms. Kitch, PreK-12技术集成专家和MPA新学年, teaches digital citizenship based on Common Sense Media's curriculum with the goal of fostering 尊重ful and engaged online citizens. "We talk about our responsibilities and the impact of words that are shared online versus words that are spoken face to face. We discuss the incredible importance of exhibiting CHAMP behavior both in person and behind a screen.“网络安全,互动规则,评估事实和. 小说, and crediting others' work are all topics that our students discuss and practice in increasingly complex ways throughout Lower School and beyond.


低年级CHAMP活动

冠军是不断发展的

每年夏天,CHAMP会有一个新的志愿者委员会开会,为该计划注入新的活力. They select a theme for the school year and other elements to keep it fresh and interesting for students.

今年,勇气成为了一种特征. Each student identifies a courage goal each trimester and they recognize each other for demonstrating courage on the courage tree. “对葡京线上赌博大全来说,这似乎是一件小事, 但这对学生来说真的很重要,”莱特说. 春天来了, 学生们将在和平花园工作, 增加树桩座位雕刻的特征,以从事动觉学习.

当被问及《葡京线上赌博大全》的哪些方面让赖特感到最自豪时,她分享了, “当我走进教室谈论具有挑战性的话题时, the comments that the students make come directly from CHAMP in heartfelt and genuine ways. 在那一刻,他们并没有想到冠军, 但是他们在说什么, 以及他们如何描述自己的想法和感受, 来自于葡京线上赌博大全通过这个项目教授的内容. 学生们用他们自己的语言,直接从他们的内心表达出来."

生日对每个人来说

Another way CHAMP is embedded into the students' curriculum is through service and service-learning projects. 最引人注目和历史最悠久的是“生日盒子”项目, 这家公司为当地无家可归者收容所的孩子们提供庆祝用品, 艾玛的地方.

可以冠军, 玛丽发出召唤, 二年级教师, 她在1998年来到MPA时就把这个项目带到了这里. It has changed and evolved over the years, but now second and first graders partner to organize it. "Students came up with the idea of bringing in coins they earn at home each day for one week: pennies on Monday, 尼克尔斯周二, 在周三的角, 星期四是25美分,星期五是1美元. The first and 二年级教师s then use this money to purchase items for birthday boxes. 去年, 艾玛的地方接待了60名儿童,年龄从0岁到18岁不等, 葡京线上赌博大全为每个人提供了一个盒子. This year they have 80 children and our generous children donated enough money to make a box for each,”发出召唤解释说.

深深嵌入到数学课程中, 收集到的零钱为识别和分类硬币提供了充足的机会, 估算值, 计算值, 把它们加在一起.

“在这个年龄,他们开始意识到为别人做事能给他们带来快乐. 二年级的时候,葡京线上赌博大全用大大小小的方式来学习, 从帮别人开门到每周给朋友写信赞美. It is amazing to see this grow over the course of the year and it increasingly becomes part of the fabric of who they are,”斯卡利亚说.