"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

What does it mean to be a "principled" person?

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. (IBO 2013)

At TIS we will explore this month’s learner profile through identifying and learning about principled leaders in history with a more in depth look at the life and work of Nelson Mandela. Parents, if you observe your child being principled, please let him or her know! Your positive comments will help to reinforce this profile as well as to provide examples as good actions occur. Another good idea is to discuss some common phrases and what they mean in practice. What does it mean to compromise your principles? What does it mean to stand up for your principles?

Reading recommendations

Grades 3-5

  • A Penny's Worth of Character by Jesse Stuart 
  • Abdullah's Butterfly by Janine Fraser 
  • When Jesse Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

PreK-Grade 2

  • A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki. 
  • Arthur and the True Francine by Marc Tolon Brown 
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Tamara Beecroft, Librarian, library@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 ext.102