Charlotte Anderson students learn the value of being respectful to others, of belongings, and of demonstrating self respect. Students will practice this character trait daily. Practice makes habits!

You have to give respect to get respect in return.

Share: Types of Respect

Respect for Adults & Others

Verbally- Speak in a polite inside voice no matter your feelings. Check yourself if you feel upset. It is never acceptable to raise your voice to an adult or another child.

Physically- Respect others space. Keep your hands and bodies to yourself. If you accidentally hurt someone apologize and check to make sure they are okay.

Respect for Yourself

Yes, you must have self respect! Show self respect by being kind to yourself. Say, "oops, I made a mistake" and try again when you make mistakes. No one is perfect. Say nice things to you about you.

Respect of Property

When things are offered for you to borrow or use it is your duty to show respect to others property. Return them in the same or better condition from which you received them.


1. Discuss why acting respectful is important.

2. Name ways that we can show respect to our environment or school.

3. What would you do if an adult was disrespectful to you? Suppose the grown-up yelled at you for something you didn’t do. What do you say? What should you do?


Things to Remember

1. In order to get respect you must give respect.

2. Reflect on your actions. Think before you speak or react.

3. Be respectful to adults, yourself, and property.

Look out for situations where Charlotte Anderson students are showing respect. Acknowledge their kindness by saying things like, "that was very polite" or "you were very respectful when you ____."

Week 2: Respect

Practice Showing Respect Every Day


Respect is a way of treating someone or something.

Last week you took notice of acts of respect occurring in our classroom and around CAE. Share some of those moments. Did you handle situations differently by showing respect to your teachers, parents, or friends? Tell us how.

Role Play:

1. Act it Out: Demonstrate a respectful way to answer the phone.

2. Act it Out: How would you leave a message on the phone? Suppose you needed to be picked up after school.

2. Describe a way to tell a classmate that they hurt you (physically or emotionally).