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KC Big 3 Bash: Individuality in October

This year, at Kiowa County Elementary, the KCES Impact students (5th graders) are hosting monthly assemblies at school to celebrate character.  The KC Big 3 are treat others right, make smart decisions, and maximize your potential.  At each KCB3B, students watch a video about our Big Idea (monthly value).  October's Big Idea is "individuality."  Students learn what the word means and how they can apply the word to make a positive difference in their world.  Also at the KCB3B, caught-ya cards are given away.  Caught-ya cards are given away at our school when one person "catches" a student doing something character-driven. There are two kinds of caught-ya cards:  staff-given and student-given.  Currently, 4th and 5th grade students are able to look for and recognize character-driven behavior in younger students.  At October's KCB3B, there were 46 staff-given caught-ya cards and 7 student-given caught-ya cards given out.  

KCES Impact also gives out an "Absolutely Extraordinary Award" to a student that practices the KC Big 3 or our Big Idea in a cool way.  This month, the Absolutely Extraordinary Award was given to Marley Little.  Marley has a history of being kind and she has done that "extraordinarily" consistently.  She befriends new students, stands up for students when they are being mistreated, and has a reputation for being a peacemaker in her class.  Because of her commitment to kindness, she was given this award.  The Impact students thought that October was a good time to recognize her for her kind character because October is the month for nation-wide anti-bullying campaigns.  Marley's commitment to kindness is the best way to fight bullying!

In the photos, obviously, the Impact students (KCB3B hosts) are unusually dressed.  Explanation:  As a part of October's focus on "individuality," Impact students were encouraged to dress in a way that demonstrated their unique talents or interests.