This week we completed our second No Place for Hate activity! Last year was the first year for BPE to do dress up days before Winter Break. This year our NPFH student council members decided to build on these days and make them very intentional with opportunities for meaningful conversation. Fifth grade student council members stood up during assembly each day this week to talk about ways to promote inclusion, be an ally, and prevent bullying. These kids worked so hard creating scripts and thinking of ways to end the year on a positive note. Though we know dress up days are fun and exciting (and maybe a little chaotic), our goal was to use these days as an exciting way to get all students involved and provide teachers an opportunity to incorporate conversations surrounding inclusivity and anti-bullying in morning meetings and throughout the day.
This week we also wrapped up our December counselor lesson about perseverance. We read the Principal’s Book of the Month, After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again, and discussed the importance of perseverance and always moving forward. We also talked about how we can shield ourselves from giving up and motivate ourselves to persevere by using positive self talk.