Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Way to Go, Brayden!
Brayden recieved this award two weeks ago. I've got to say, this little piece of paper tops all of the trophies combined in his room as far as I'm concerned. This award was earned by one boy and one girl in Brayden's second grade class. Apparently, the teachers of second grade all get together and choose who is to earn a different "character award" out of each class each week. Character traits such as responsibility, citizenship, and fairness have been also coverered. They just began the program, it's supposed to continue through the rest of the year. I'm extremely pleased that the second grade teachers have chosen to prioritize such qualities to study, it's been a big beef of mine that Brayden's school has been way to focussed on having the highest academic scores and not on teaching and modeling strength of character.
So, my son was viewed as highly compassionate. I'm going to be honest, he gets that from his dad - it is not a gift I score high on in any sort of temperament or personality profile. But, Praise the Lord, he inherited that from Daddy - as he did so many other personality characteristics (he really is a mini-John). What a treasure to have tangible evidence as presented by his teachers that my son is kind and giving to those around him, and not one who judges or withholds support because people are different than him. I think I have a lot to learn from my son.