Beginning January 23, the staff and students at River Dell Elementary celebrated kindness.
Each day students did something that was kind, for instance one day grade levels did a cleanup around the school and another day students wrote something kind on a piece of paper and the papers were then linked together to create a kindness chain.
One day all the second graders came together and formed a heart while holding a sign that said kindness rocks. The sign now hangs on the second grade hallway.
“The students really took charge and participated during kindness week,” RDE Principal Janet Lebo said. “We had students making cards for our staff and also watching kindness videos during their lunch periods. They also learned a song about kindness that included sign language.”
The students are learning how to change the world by being kind and carrying what they learn out into the world. The students even carried the kindness challenge outside of the school and onto buses.
“Students on bus 174 made cards for other students just because they wanted too. They care so much about their fellow students,” Crystal Torres, bus driver and teacher assistant said.
The students were not the only ones participating in the kindness challenge, teachers did also. A bulletin board was created and anytime a staff member did something kind, it was written about and put on the board.
“I am so proud of everyone at River Dell for participating in this challenge, it’s important to always show kindness no matter who or where you are,” Assistant Principal Tandra Mapp said.
Schools across the country are participating in the great kindness challenge so that love and kindness will spread through the country.