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Character Development (Middot)

At OHDS we work hard to keep an open mind, to show we care and try our best. Students across the grades focus on strengthening the specific character traits that make up the 9 OHDS Middot. Through discussions, observations, stories and curriculum integration, students build an awareness of these 9 traits in themselves and in others as they strive to build lifelong habits that build strong character and help make our world a better place.

The 9 Habits That Build Strong Middot:

  • Greeting other with a smile to build our KINDNESS
  • Saying please and thank you to build our GRATITUDE
  • Bouncing back from disappointments to build our RESILIENCE
  • Letting people finish what they’re saying to build our RESPECT
  • Cleaning up our messes and fixing our mistakes to build our RESPONSIBILITY
  • Taking slow, calming breaths to build our SELF-CONTROL
  • Trying again and again to build our PERSEVERANCE
  • Noticing small details to build our CURIOSITY
  • Doing the right thing when no-one is watching to build our INTEGRITY