There are nine chapters in the first grade manual. Each chapter consists of one IQ, EQ or SQ quality and opens with an age relevant working definition of that quality. Chapters also include 4 activities, one of which is a coloring activity for self-reflection. This allows for explicit teaching of the quality. However, implicit activities are also included under the category of ‘life application’ activities.
Further, chapters include 2 stories written specifically for the curriculum. All stories are fresh and relevant and students find them fun and enjoyable. Also included in the chapter are mentors and models and great quotations to enhance discussion and fill your bulletin board.
The First Grade qualities and words are:
IQ words: Focus, Think, Discover
EQ words: Happy, Truthful, Polite
SQ words: Family, Friends, Caring
Many feel character education & values based learning are new fields. Our research spans over three decades & covers a range of disciplines. Quest 4 Character – A Values for Life Program – is the result.
The program was born out of three over-arching questions:
1. What does it mean to be a human being?
2. What does it mean to express our true humanity?
3. How can I, as one human being, live an ordinary life in an extra-ordinary way.