There are nine chapters with nine different qualities in the second grade manual. These qualities are IQ EQ SQ words sequenced in a balanced interdependent manner. Each chapter opens with an age relevant working definition and includes 4 activities, one of which is a coloring self-reflective activity. This allows for explicit teaching while implicit activities are included in the five ‘life application’ activities.
Further, chapters include 2 stories written specifically for this curriculum. As a result students find them new and enjoyable. Also included in the chapter are mentors and models and great quotations to enhance dialogue and discussion as well as drawing and written activities that can fill your bulletin board.
The Second Grade qualities and words are:
IQ – Listen, Focus, Learn
EQ – Self-control, Manners, Confidence
SQ – Respect, Generous, Helpful
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.