PlusPortals Church St. Theresa Catholic School

Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, established in 1925

Virtue of the Month


How to be a Fair Person? (

  • Treat people the way you want to be treated
  • Take Turns
  • Tell the truth
  • Play by the rules
  • Consider the feelings of others and how your actions will affect others
  • Give everyone equal opportunity to succeed
  • Cooperate with one another
  • Celebrate the uniqueness and value of everyone
  • Listen to people’s ideas or input with an open mind
  • Don't blame others for your mistakes
  • Don't take advantage of other people
  • Don't play favorites

Suggested Activities:

  • Watch a movie or read a book and discuss with your students, about fair and unfair behaviors, and explain how being a fair person leads to good friendships and positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Discuss the class rules for fairness during activities or projects. Perhaps post them in a place where your students will see them often.
  • Remember that you are a powerful role model for your students. If you treat people fairly, that is what your students will learn from you.

Suggested Classroom Discussions:

  • Think of a time where you thought something was unfair. Tell me about it. Was it fixed? How?
  • In every situation, is it possible to be fair to every person? Why or why not?
  • Is fair always equal (the same)?  Are there times where fair is not the same?
  • How do you feel when you are playing a game with someone that is not playing fair?  What are some things you can do?

Scripture References:

  • Jeremiah 5:1 - The importance of one person who is fair
  • Luke 23:40, 41 – The thief on the cross recognizes what is fair
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:4-6 - God is fair
  • James 2:1-7 - Showing favoritism is forbidden 
Is the Character of Fairness working in you?