Here at McAuliffe, we teach good character using data-driven curriculum from Second Step. The Second Step curricula is a classroom-based program designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions. It teaches students how to problem solve and how to handle different social situations. The Second Step lessons include: Engaging songs and games, activities and other materials to reinforce learning.
Character education is part of out every day culture! We support our students and their development by recognizing their growth and outstanding character. Students who are "caught" demonstrating exemplary character are acknowledged by receiving a "cadet" note. The notes are put into a large spinning drum, and winners are drawn each Monday to get a prize of their choosing.
See below to get an understanding of what character traits we look for in McA Cadets!