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Character Strengths

At LJES, we're supporting students' development of character strengths (here's an introduction, if you're interested).  Each month, we're targeting one character strength as a school-wide focus.  Below, we've listed the character strength of the month, which is accompanied by a link to a pdf of resources you can use to support your child's development of the particular character strength.


Hope: the feeling of wanting soemthing to happen, thinking it could happen, and having a sense of agency that one can make it happen; having optimism and believing that we can shape our future.


Zest: having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval; having vitality - an approach to life that is filled with excitement and energy.


Social Intelligence: being able to recognize others' emotions, understanding how they are feeling, and responding in an appropriate way - an awareness of the motives and feelings of other people, knowing how to fit into different social situations, and being able to put others at ease.


Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.