Being truthful in what I say and do
10 “Do you really love life?
Do you want to be happy?
Then stop saying cruel things
and quit telling lies.
11 Give up your evil ways
and do right,
as you find and follow
the road that leads
We explain to students some practical ways they can practice this trait by following these “I will” statements:
- Tell the truth
- Not exaggerate the facts
- Admit when I am wrong
- Think before speaking about how what you say will affect others (speak the truth in love)
Take time to talk – Questions for parents to ask their children:
- Was there a time to do that you had to admit you were wrong? What did you do?
- How did you get to help your classroom be peaceful today?
- What is something good you did today?
- When was a time that you had to stop yourself from speaking today?
- Who is good example of a peace-maker in your classroom?
- Let’s choose three people each day and then tell me a truthful statement about them that would build
See small steps of growth and rejoice. Speak a blessing over your child. This may sound like….
- “You are a one-of-a-kind precious child, created by God. I love you so much.”
- “I am so proud of you for looking for remembering to stop yourself and check your words before you
speak. That shows me how you are growing in speaking honestly in love.”
- “You were made with a special purpose. God knows each day He has planned for you.”
- “That shows respect for when you _. I am so proud of you.”
a. “That shows respect for your mom when you say “Yes ma’am”. I am so proud of you.”
b. That shows respect for your dad when you obey with a smile, all the way, right away. I am so
proud of you.”
c. “That shows respect when you invite new friends to play with you. I am so proud of you.”
d. “That shows your teacher respect when you listen before you speak. I am so proud of you.”
Enjoy time together!
• Read together.
o Otter B Honest by Pamela Kennedy
o Abe Lincoln – The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters
o The Empty Pot by Demi
o Tell the Truth B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
o A Crown for Kate by Jenny Phillips
o The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! By Scott Magoon
o Ruthie and the (Not so) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin
o Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
o A Dog named Penny by Clyde Robert Bulla
o All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor