The Rock Solid Character message can stay with your school year-round. RSC has developed an engaging character curriculum for students K-8. These TEKS supported, action-based lesson plans challenge students to Get a G.R.I.P. on their own character development. This program is teacher friendly and includes teambuilding games and character posters.
Just like in rock climbing, these lessons build upon one another while guiding students towards success. The curriculum is divided into eight sections, introducing students to character and addressing each of the 7 Handholds for Success. There is an additional lesson plan for use in conjunction with a Rock Solid Character rock climbing program experience. Each character quality has four specific lesson plans or one lesson plan per week. The eight character qualities (one each month) are:*
*Plus the actual adventure-based RSC Rock Climbing Lesson Plan.
Teacher Friendly | Team Building Games and Character Posters | TEKS Supported
G — “Gather information about the character trait.”
R — “Recognize this character trait in the world around you and in others.”
I — “Identify ways this character trait can be represented in your classroom and in life.”
P — “Plan and practice this character quality in the classroom and in life.”
Each week’s lesson plan provides different activities associated with the lesson plan. One or more of these activities may be utilized according to time allotted. Other activities may be substituted by the teacher.
Order your Get a G.R.I.P. curriculum today. We offer the curriculum for grades K – 8, packaged as follows.*
*Each Notebook includes one Rock Solid Character poster and one Code of Conduct poster.
Rock Solid Character was a huge success for the students of E.J. Moss Intermediate School. It provided them the opportunity to demonstrate achieving success through effort.
I just wanted to let you know what an impact your Rock Solid Character presentation had on my daughter who is five years old. Congratulations on a job well done and thanks a million for helping our kids!
On the day of the rock climbing experience, I was dealing with a sixth grade boy who was given a discipline referral the previous day for threatening a student. As we visited about the incident, he expressed regret for what he had done. He continued by saying that today he had learned about character. I asked him to tell me about character. He said that character is what a person does; it is a person’s actions. When I asked him where he learned about character, he said that he had participated in the rock climbing experience earlier in the day and that he had learned about character there. It was exciting to see this student take responsibility for his actions and to have taken the lesson about character to heart.
I have worked in the field of education for 19 years as a special education teacher, counselor at all levels, and a district administrator. Now, as a full-time volunteer at my children's school, I think I've seen education from all sides. I've never seen nor experienced, however, a more powerful activity than Rock Solid Character! What a great way to help kids learn, without them even knowing that they are learning! The 7 Handholds of Success introduction, your staff's positive interactions with the students, and climbing left our students saying things like, "This was the best day of school I've ever had!
Your message utilizing the seven handholds for success perfectly complemented our mission to equip students to make healthy choices in life. The hands on experience you provided for our students will be a reminder in the future of the character traits they can rely on to persevere through life’s struggles…. It is evident you have a background in education as your lesson was perfectly timed to maintain the students’ attention. Thank you for a memorable day!
Our facility and students loved the personal challenge and sense of accomplishment they achieved no matter how high they climbed. We enjoyed so much the hands-on event for our students and not a passive presentation. Thanks for a fantastic experience.