Have you ever been asked if you would like to teach a class at your homeschool co-op, but have no idea what you should or even could teach?
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Well, I have the PERFECT class for you! I guarantee you can teach it. No training required! We Choose Virtues is a wonderfully designed curriculum that will help you in teaching valuable virtues to the students at your co-op. I am currently teaching this class, and the students love it. Better yet, I have parents coming up to me every week telling me how their children are repeating the phrases we are learning, at home!
We Choose Virtues
We Choose Virtues provides you with character coaching tools to teach virtues to the students in a fun and effective way.
The 12 Virtues that are incorporated are:
I love that all the virtues are tied to a kid to help them remember the virtue and the catchphrase that corresponds with that virtue. (i.e., Airplane Betty Jane teaches about being Attentive; Cake Jake teaches about being Content)
The Homeschool Club Kit contains the Teacher Virtue Cards as well as the Virtue Flash Card Game for Classroom. It also includes several downloads that come with a classroom license so you can make copies for the students. A few of the downloads are the coloring pages, copy work in both print and cursive, and the butterfly award. The Homeschool Club kit comes in either a secular or Christian version.
There is also a sing-a-long CD/download that you can purchase in addition to the Club Kit. I know for me, it is easier for me to learn things when put to music.
For our co-op, we do two 14 week semesters. I am doing the We Choose Virtues class for the whole year because I want to kids to learn the truths of these virtues. I am teaching two classes, one for Preschoolers and Kindergartners and another for 1st – 3rd graders. We are studying each virtue for two weeks and having parties at the end of the semesters. I am hoping by the end of the year the kids will have the confidence to perform in our showcase and I would like to have each one dress up as one of the Virtueville kids and say the virtue and the catchphrase that goes along with it.
I have added other fun things to do during our class time too, to make the learning more interactive. We play Pictionary where I will draw the character or something identifiable about the character, and they have to guess what it is. We had also gone outside when the weather co-operated and practiced our virtues outside. When we were going over being diligent, I had the kids work diligent for five minutes and see how many leaves they could pile up. When the five minutes were up, I let them celebrate by throwing the leaves at each other. There are so many opportunities to make this a fun class!
For my younger class, I usually will check some books out from the library that goes along with the virtue we are learning. They are not as interested in the games, but they love a good story. It is so easy to just put the virtue in the search bar at our library and have several books available that I can take and read to the class.
For our end of the semester party that we had in December, we played a Jeopardy-style game. The kids love the added competition the games bring, and there were also candy prizes!
The Value in Teaching Virtues
The value in teaching virtues to your kids – and other children at a co-op is unmeasurable. Instilling these truths into their hearts and minds at young ages will stick with them when they are older. The generation we are raising today is our future! Honestly, I can’t think of a more critical class I would like to teach. Parents are thanking me and telling me how their kids are starting to live out the virtues they are learning. I consider it an honor to be working with the kids and to help raise them up – I look forward to seeing them grow-up and have a strong character.
If you are not a part of a co-op and you want to teach these virtues at home, We Choose Virtues has a Family Kit that is wonderful! We have used it as part of our character curriculum at home for years.
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