Teaching Integrity in FDK and Hosting an Integrity Assembly


I'm back to talk about the assembly we just hosted at our school.
At our school 2 teachers are in charge of putting together the character assembly each month.

Our character trait was integrity!

To teach the kids about integrity, first I told them the exciting news that we would be part of the assembly this month.  Then we jumped right in and started to learn "The Integrity Song"

You can find it on YouTube here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RUWnfEFSK0

Then I asked the kids what they think integrity means.

We came up with the definition, integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

Then we read the book "Horton Hatches an Egg" by Dr. Seuss.

At the end of the story I told them this was an integrity story and that Horton shows integrity in the story by doing the right thing.  Then they shared how they thought Horton showed integrity.

Then we talked about how we could show integrity in the school. (You can see the ideas they came up with on the chart above.)

Then we picked a couple students to talk about integrity in the assembly and we practiced our speech.
The students worked with my ECE and wrote their ideas at centre time.

The speech at the assembly went like this...

Student 1: In Miss Naka & Mrs. Tyrrell's class we read "Horton Hatches the Egg" by Dr. Seuss.

Student 2: Horton says "I said what I meant and I meant what I said an elephant's faithful 100%

Student 3: I show integrity when I tidy my snack spot after I eat my snack everytime.

Student 4: I show integrity when I use nice words all the time.

Student 5: I show integrity when I sit criss-cross with my hands in my lap even when my teacher isn't looking at me.

Student 6: I show integrity when I only play the games that Miss Naka said we could on the SMARTBoard. (I laughed when I heard his idea!)

Student 7: I show integrity when I share spots with my friends without being asked to.  It is the right thing to do.

Studen 8: How do you show integrity? Thank you!

We also decided to film the song ahead of time so we combined our two classes and had them sing while we recorded a video on the iPad :)

At the actual assembly I was working the projector so I had my partner welcome the students/parents and introduce our character trait.  Then we played our integrity song video.

(Here is a screen shot of the beginning of our video.  I added the words (title & lyrics) using Movie Maker.)

After that my kids stood up and did their speech.  Oh my goodness.  They were amazing! I have some awesome public speakers!

We were so proud of their hard work for the assembly this month.
I hope that this post can give you some ideas if you are in charge of an integrity assembly!

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