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Monthly Read Alouds & SEL Character Pillars

About the Read Alouds

Each month, Dr. Quinn, Dr. Polychronakos and Mr. Coniglione will read a book to elementary school students based on that month's character pillar. The overall theme, "Choose Kindness, Be Mindful" is incorporated into the books that have been chosen for each read aloud.

Monthly Character Pillars

September: Self-Awareness
October: Respect
November: Citizenship
December: Caring
January: Self-Control
February: Empathy
March: Perseverance
April: Trustworthiness
May: Responsibility
June: Fairness

Additionally, there are certain days of each month that Comsewogue will participate in to spread awareness of these character pillars. For example, Heart Health Day will be held in February, where everyone is encouraged to wear red.

2022-2023 Read Aloud Videos

In September, the book "The Bad Seed" (written by Pete Oswald and illustrated by Jory John) was chosen to represent the character pillar of Self-Awareness. Watch the read aloud video for September.

In October, the book "Interrupting Chicken" (written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein) was chosen to represent the character pillar of Respect. Watch the read aloud video for October.

In November, the book "Her Right Foot" (written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris) was chosen to represent the character pillar of Citizenship. Watch the read aloud video for November.

In December, the book "Be Kind" (written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Jen Hill) was chosen to represent the character pillar of Caring. Watch the read aloud video for December.