For the month of February, we focused on the pillar of Fairness! Fairness is orange because an orange can be divided into parts. Fairness is a complex idea because personal judgement is involved in decision making and requires discernment. We often hear the phrase, "that's not fair" when students feel like someone is getting something that they are not. Our goal is to help guide students to understand that fair does not mean the same, but does mean that everyone is getting what they need in order to be successful. We are going to focus on teaching students to take turns and play by the rules, as well as practice giving deserved credit to others. We want our DME students to treat others equitably based on their value and abilities. Fairness also means that students do not cheat, blame or accuse others, take credit for work that is not theirs, or take advantage of a person or situation even if they feel they can get away with it! Integrity plays a large role into the idea of Fairness. How can you help us teach fairness? Talk to your child about the concept of making fair decisions and accepting fairness even when it means not getting something that they want.