What is Respect?


Grade Two Curriculum


“The final test of a person is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.”

– Anonymous


Respectful students see others as valuable and important, not only for who they are, but also for what they can be. Respectful students treat others the way they want to be treated themselves, and show others courtesy and dignity. Respectful students appreciate those who are different from them. They understand that rules are for our protection and must be followed. Respectful students show special courtesy to those who are older or in positions of authority.


  • Speak politely to your parent/s
  • Play fair
  • Ask before you borrow something
  • Use kind words such as “please” and “thank you”
  • Accept other people’s differences
  • Use healthy habits like washing your hands after going to the washroom, brushing your teeth, and exercising regularly
  • Do your homework
  • Keeping the outdoors clean, throw wrappers in the garbage
  • Listen and follow instructions in the classroom
  • Decide not to tease someone because you might hurt their feelings
  • Invite someone to play at recess do they do not feel left out.


  • All the Cats in the World by Sonia Levitin
  • Big Al by Andrew Yoshi
  • Big, Bad Bruce by Bill Peet
  • Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
  • The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
  • Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Mathia
  • I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
  • Loop the Loop by Barbara Dugan
  • Police Officers by Paulette Bourgeois
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Too Short Fred by Susan Maddaugh
  • Walter the Wolf by Marjorie Sharmat



Tolerance, Courtesy, Communication, Commitment to Resolving Conflicts Peacefully

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