Today in K-1 we read a very special story related to our guidance theme of kindness. It was a story written by Jacqueline Woodson about a young girl who is outcast because of her poverty. It is a story that brought up a lot of conversation within our class about both kind and unkind experiences that students have had.
Some students shared that they had been exclusive to others before due to differences. We spoke about diversity and the concept of poverty as well and how no matter where someone comes from we owe it to one another to show empathy and kindness.
The book compares acts of kindness to ripples in the water, the idea being that kindness is something that continues to affect the world around us in a positive way. Students dropped pebbles in a bucket of water after sharing a kindness they have done in their time here at Beeman,
This is a great story to check out and re-read at home. We will continue to focus on kindness throughout this year.