Project Kindness began this week. Jars are dispersed throughout the school filled with kind and inspirational messages to help spread kindness. Kids are encouraged to use these notes to lift their own spirits and brighten the days of others. As students utilize these notes of appreciation, we also encourage them to replenish the jar so that students may continue to pull from them all the way until spring break! We encourage you, as parents, to use this as an opportunity to talk to your kids about how to practice empathy, compassion and kindness- to look for individuals who may be in need of an uplifting message and then act on it. We are optimistic about this opportunity to grow our community of kindness. Our Fifth Grade No Place for Hate Student Council created this video (scroll to the bottom of the page view) to provide a little more information about Project Kindness!
This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day to share love, appreciation, kindness, and compassion which lines up perfectly with the launch of our final No Place for Hate activity: Project Kindness! This week, students in each grade filled out slips of paper with inspirational messages, compliments and other uplifting comments. Starting Monday, February 19, these notes will be placed in jars around the school. Students are encouraged to draw slips from these jars anytime they feel compelled to lift someone’s spirits, or even brighten their own day. Next week students will also watch a video to further explain how to utilize the jars and we will share that video in the next counselor corner as well.
This week we introduced our February Life Skill, Integrity. Students will be earning a sheriffs badge for doing the right thing, no matter what. On Wednesday morning at assembly, students watched a video made by 2nd graders to teach us what integrity is. Counselor lessons this month will also explore integrity and the responsible decision making used to to tell the truth, even when it is hard. You can watch our outstanding Second Grade Students’ video by clicking here. Our No Place for Hate Student Council is continuing to prepare for our final activity, Project Kindness, which will kick off on Monday, February 19 and run until spring break!
January has been a busy month learning about empathy and practicing empathy. Students have a few more days to add a heart to the lifeskills board before we introduce our February Life Skill of Integrity. Second grade students will be presenting during Assembly on Wednesday and students will begin to earn a Sheriff’s Badge for times they show Integrity.
We are looking forward to a fast and busy month in February. We are excited to introduce our final No Place for Hate activity: Project Kindness…. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information!