Character Study: Cooperation - Updated Lesson Plan! 2.23.16
Use the following lesson plans to go along with these free worksheet downloads and help your child become a better conflict resolver and cooperation king (or queen)!
Character Study: Discretion
Image for a moment that your mind is half of a raw potato. It is yours and yours alone. You freely chose any shape or design in which to carve on it. You scrape away the unnecessary parts and leave the design raised, like a stamp.
Now, you go into the world, leaving your mark (stamp) all around for others to see. They see each and every sharp cut, every mistake. Some see perfection in your conscious choices where other's see your chosen mistakes Regardless of how you try to defend those mistakes, they are there because you chose to make them. The potato represents your brain.
Whatever you expose yourself to will begin to shape your brain. If you look at things positively, your brain will be trained to look for positive things. If you focus on negative things, you will begin to see more negative things.
If your brain were the potato and you used a stamp pad or paint to press the image onto a surface, you see that your potato could only stamp how it had been formed. That’s why it is important to be careful in what you expose your self to so that your brain gets formed correctly.
Discretion is defined as the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way, that you avoid causing offense to others or revealing private information. One might also define discretion as the ability or freedom to choose what and how something should be done.
Synonyms for discretion:
carefulness, deliberation, forethought, consideration.
Antonyms for discretion:
carelessness, thoughtlessness, tactless, indiscretion
Proverbs 2:11-12 - Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things.
Proverbs 4:14-15; 11:22; 14:15; and 19:11
Special Thanks to the online sources who've publicly shared their work, that I may use it to help my children!
See direct links for additional information!
Grace and Grit for Living Life provides examples from the bible, referencing Queen Esther, King Solomon and also examples of Jesus to Us. Thank you, Lizzie!
Thei Del Rosario for the Prezi code and presentation.
Character First for the PDF document.