What is Responsibility?


Grade Two Curriculum


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

– Aristotle


Students who are responsible accept the results of their actions. They think ahead to figure out how an action might affect themselves or other people, and choose to do what will be best for themselves and for others. Responsible students do not make excuses or blame others for their behaviour. They do what they say they will do, and they accept the consequences (positive or negative) that follow because of their choices.


  • Wait your turn on the swing at recess time
  • Clean up after an activity or task
  • Keep your promise when you say you are going to do something
  • Do a good job and finish on time
  • Do not blame others for your mistakes
  • Make good choices like choosing what to wear or what to eat
  • Take care of your possessions like your school supplies, library books
  • Take care of your pet by feeding it, providing it with water, ensuring it has excercise and that it is clean
  • Doing chores in the classroom or around the house
  • Can be counted on.


  • Airmail to the Moon by Tom Birdseye
  • Aldo Peanut Butter by Johanna Hurwitz
  • Arthur Mitchell by Tobi Tobias
  • The Case of the Stolen Bagels by Hila Colman
  • Dogger by Shirley Hughes
  • Fritz and the Mess Fairy by Rosemary Wells
  • Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton
  • Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roop
  • Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
  • More Bunny Trouble by Hans Wilhelm
  • My Buddy by Audry Osofsky
  • Nannabah’s Friend by Mary Perrine
  • Pedrito’s Day by Luis Garay
  • Pepe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone
  • The Plant Sitter by Bene Zione
  • Skateboard Four by Ann Bunting
  • The Sunflower Garden by Janice Udry



Self-control, Perseverance, Initiative, Effort, Goal Setting

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