Happy World Kindness Day!

Jeanne L. Poggi, Kindergarten Teacher
Happy World Kindness Day!

Kindergarten students in the Early Childhood Division have been participating in the University of Delaware's Be A HERO (Hens Encouraging Respect to Others) program.  We have discussed the importance of filling other's buckets, using kind words, kind actions, and pledged with our PALS to behave with positivity.  One of the initial activities involved practicing the simple act of saying “Hello!” in different languages. An act that simply put can begin to create a more inclusive environment.  One, in which, the children feel important and welcome, precursors to taking risks in their learning. The second activity, which we completed during Writer’s Workshop, was to create a list of six ways to share kindness with others. The culminating activity, we decided to include our seventh-grade PALs. Together, the PALs wrote their very own Kindness Pledge and participated in a Morning Meeting in which we discussed that not only do you write down your kindness pledge but, more importantly, you need to remember to show it each day in school.  Because of their participation in and completion of this program, the University of Delaware has rewarded the children with Positive Power Perks, including football tickets and recognition with superhero capes during this Saturday’s halftime festivities. We look forward to continuing to sprinkle kindness like confetti each and every day with the hope that a simple hello, or a helping hand will change the world, one superhero at a time.
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