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“Set Sail!” with Steve Somers – Summer Reading 2022 Kick Off at Chilhowie Public Library
June 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us at Chilhowie Library for a high seas adventure in search of good character traits!
Ahoy mates! Raise your sails for a high-seas adventure. Join Captain Steve and his friends as they take your kids on an amazing voyage in search of treasure! That’s right, the treasure of good character traits. Children will discover the importance of making wise choices while learning about values such as:
- Trustworthiness – Be honest! Have the courage to do the right thing!
- Respect – Follow the Golden rule! Listen and be considerate of others!
- Responsibility – Work hard! Do your best! Set an example for others!
- Fairness – Play by the rules! Take turns and share! Treat others fairly!
- Caring – Be kind! Be compassionate and show you care! Express gratitude!
- Citizenship – Be a good neighbor! Obey the rules! Make a difference!
GOOD CHARACTER TRAITS MATTER!
A Character Education Development Specialist, Steve is certified by CHARACTER COUNTS! Character Counts is the most widely implemented approach to character education in the country. It is embraced by thousands of schools, communities, public agencies and nonprofits. Character Counts! is an educational framework for teaching universal values. It transcends politics, religion, and cultural differences.
BOOKS KEEP THE SHIP ON COURSE!
Using acclaimed books from the school library and the Set Sail Reading List, Captain Steve will introduce the students to good character traits! Some of the books include: Treasure, by Suzanne Bloom, Caldecott Medal Winner: Flotsam, by David Wiesner, The Empty Pot, by Demi, Treasure Island, by Robert Louis, and the popular Yes Day!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Throughout the wonderful mix of audience interaction and surprising illusions, Steve identifies some words and concepts from the Set Sail Vocabulary List. The words are presented carefully in context and defined so the boys and girls will have good reason to remember them. Teachers may find it useful to include some of the words as bonus vocabulary words, spelling words, or words woven into lesson plans in the future.