Character Counts Magic Program
What students learn at the assembly
Character defines who you are and what you do when no one’s looking. For example, whenever we find ourselves in a certain compromised situation we may feel justified to react in a way that’s expedient for us. As long as we can get away with it, that’s all that matters. We often defend our actions because it’s normal and others would have done the same thing.
But is it right? Whenever we encounter a difficult situation, how should we respond? Putting others before ourselves can often be difficult, but it should be a high priority.
The Character Counts Magic Program helps make students aware of their responsibility to others and works towards creating a caring community in their school.
The Importance of Good Character
This program teaches students the importance of developing good character. The show is designed to teach children six techniques for developing good character. Throughout the program the children will learn about trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. These often abstract concepts are explained in a fun and magical way so children are guaranteed to remember them!
How to Develop Strong Character Traits
During the program, students will learn the magic word “Terrific” (T.R.R.F.C.C.), which is an acronym for the traits of a strong character. Our objective is to help the students understand that it's their responsibility to create a caring community in their school. Students will also learn that their actions have consequences. The show tells a fascinating story about the importance of good character using illusion and puppetry, all while incorporating audience participation. The goal is to create a remarkable message with lasting impact.
The following character traits will be emphasized:
- Trustworthiness: Being honest and reliable.
- Respect: Following the golden rule and learning tolerance.
- Responsibility: Perseverance and self-control.
- Fairness: Playing by the rules and sharing.
- Caring: How to express compassion, gratitude and kindness.
- Citizenship: Making your community better.
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- Maureen Stevens — PTA Fundraiser Chairman5Welder ElementaryRaised:$21,480.50
- 5Elena Rodriguez — ChairpersonJohn F. Kennedy ElementaryRaised:$28,091.00
- 5Sylvia Vasquez — Reading InstructorNoonan ElementaryRaised:$26,618.00
- 5Ms. Judith Rosas — PTO PresidentDon Jose Gallego Elementary
- 5Mary Jo Torres — PTA Secretary
Our students loved the Character Counts Magic Show! The show was extremely entertaining while providing important educational concepts that were tremendously useful to the students.
The students learned the importance of being responsible through magic. The Big Event Magic Show was excellent and I recommend it highly!Fannin ElementaryRaised:$14,396.00
- 5Tracie Pohlmeyer — Assistant Principal
The magic show was a great motivational tool for our students. Our students talked for weeks about the magic show! The magician really knew how to connect with our students. I especially liked how he emphasized the various character traits like trustworthiness and respect using magic. I know that our students would love to have him back again next year!Tenie Holmes ElementaryRaised:$13,672.00
- 5Frank Garcia — PrincipalL.C. Smith ElementaryRaised:$17,703.50
- 5Kim Davis — PTA President
I believe the magic show has been the best prize program we have ever offered our students! We liked it so much we actually booked Cody for 5 additional educational magic shows!
I definitely would recommend the package to everyone I know. I believe we exceeded our fundraising goals because of the show. The shows are not only educational but highly entertaining as well!Webb ElementaryRaised:$43,603.00
- 5Eleticia Nava — Principal
Our students enjoyed the magic show and were engaged throughout the presentation. The magician was very entertaining and the message of 'Reading' was definitely communicated to our students.
The ‘magic show incentive' motivated our students to sell more items! I strongly recommend it as a successful fundraiser!Whitney ElementaryRaised:$13,355.00
- Adan Ramirez — Assistant Principal5Pearson ElementaryRaised:$10,350.00