Social and emotional learning at Cottonwood Creek School

  • CharacterStrong

    Character Strong teachers our students character development as well as social and emotional development. 

    CharacterStrong's curricula are focused on fostering the Whole Child with aligned lesons that teach social and emotional learning and character, side by side. 

     During teacher led and counselor led CharacterStrong lessons, students learn about a different character trait each month. Students explore definitions of each trait, participate in classroom discussions, create maningful art projets, and prticipate in many activities to help them fully understand the character trait and how they can use it in their everday lives.  

    SEL competencies:

    • Self awareness
    • Self-management
    • Social awareness
    • Reltionship skills
    • Responsible decision making


    Character development:

    • Patience
    • Kindness
    • Honesty
    • Respect
    • Selflessness
    • Forgiveness
    • Committment
    • Humility


    Remember to make kindness normal! 



    Dublin Integrity in Action

    Integrity in Action is a community-wide character development program which promotes integrity throughout Dublin. The program was estabished in 2005 by the City of Dublin in partnership with the Dublin Unified School District. The character traits continue to influence and educate members of the Dublin community on the important of good character with the knowledge that charcter brings forth humanity, kindness, understanding, compassion, and tolerance in us all. 


    Dublin Integrity in Action Mission:

    At Dublin Integrity in Action, our mission is to ensure that all citizens, families, organizations, and businesses in the City of Dublin are aware of and involved in the city-wide character development program which will strengthen and unify the Dublin community through shared character traits. 


    Each month is centered on a positive character trait to help students focus their intentions. 

     August/September-I am Respectful 

    October-I am Resposible 

    November-I am Caring 

    December- I am Giving

    January-I have a Positive Attitude

    Februay-I am Trustworthy

    March-I am Cooperative

    April-I do My Best

    May-I am Honest

    June/July-I have Self-Discipline 




    Kimochis means feelings in Japanese. Kimochis is a social and emotional learning program designed to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate care and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging decidions constructively. 

    The Kimochis curricula incorporate innivative, fun, and exciting lessons and activities that were developed to teach children how to manage challenging social situations with skill, character, and confidence. 


    Meet the Kimochis characters here!