Responsibility means you do the things you are supposed to do and accept the results of your actions.
- A responsibility: something you are expected to do.
- Being responsible: doing the things you are supposed to do.
- Accepting responsibility: taking the praise or the blame for something you have done.
Questions To Review With Students
- What is responsibility?
- Being accountable for what you do, for your actions and behavior.
- Doing the right thing at the right time, so others can trust and depend on you.
- Taking care of your property, yourself, and others.
- To know what your job is and to do it to the best of your ability.
- When you choose to make a poor decision, you admit to it, apologize for it, and then take steps to change it.
- What are you responsible for?
- My own actions
- My time
- My possessions
- My family
- My community
- The Earth
- What are ways you can show responsibility?
- Complete your homework and chores on time without being reminded.
- Follow through on your commitments, even when you don't feel like it.
- Accept responsibility for your mistakes and learn from them. Don't make excuses or blame others.
- Take care of your things and those of other people. Return items you borrow.
- Find out what needs to be done and do it.
- Make wise choices, such as choosing to eat healthy foods and wearing a helmet.
- Always do your very best. Others are counting on you!
- Grades K-2
- Berenstain Bears Trouble at School, Jan Berenstain
- Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, Eileen Christelow
- The Ant and the Grasshopper, Amy Lowry Poole
- Annie Shows Off, Shelagh Canning
- Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon! Pat Cummings
- Pigsty, Mark Teague
- Arthur's Pet Business, Marc Brown
- Mrs. Katz and Tush, Patricia Polacco
- Tops and Bottoms, Janet Stevens
- The Little Red Hen, Paul Galdone
- The Worst Day of My Life Ever! By Julia Cook
- If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover
- Grades 3-5
- A Day's Work, Eve Bunting
- Betsy Who Cried Wolf, Gail Carson
- Crow Boy, Taro Tashima
- Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr. Seuss
- The Paper Boy, Dav Pilkey
- Your Job is Easy, Carl Sommer
- Kate Shelley: Bound For a Legend, Robert D. San So
- The Boy of the Three Year Nap, Dianne Snyder
- Why Do Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears? Verna Aardema
- I Just Want to Do It My Way! By Julia Cook
- Being Responsible by Cassie Mayer