Get a G.R.I.P. on Character – Year-Round Curriculum

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:*


  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Character (foundation)
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Respect
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Responsibility
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Honesty
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Trustworthiness
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Caring & Cooperation
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Perseverance
  • Get a G.R.I.P. on Courage


*Plus the actual adventure-based RSC Rock Climbing Lesson Plan.

Teacher Friendly |  Team Building Games and Character Posters | TEKS Supported

The four lesson plans within each of the eight character qualities follow the acronym, G.R.I.P.


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.

Make Character Education Part of Your Year-Round Curriculum

Order your Get a G.R.I.P. curriculum today. We offer the curriculum for grades K – 8, packaged as follows.*


  • Grade K-2 Curriculum Notebook = $249.00
  • Grade 3-4 Curriculum Notebook = $249.00
  • Grade 5-6 Curriculum Notebook = $249.00
  • Grade 7-8 Curriculum Notebook = $249.00


*Each Notebook includes one Rock Solid Character poster and one Code of Conduct poster.

Download Free Samples of the Get a GRIP Curriculum

1st Gr. – Honesty 4th Gr. – Respect * 5th Gr. – Courage * 7th Gr. – Trustworthiness


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