Saturday, July 20, 2019

Kindness Rocks!

Kindness at West School Rocks!
One message, at just the right moment, can change your entire day.

At West School, students are currently focusing on empathy, perspective taking and kindness. Students are learning about both hidden and visible disabilities and talking about the many ways to be kind, inclusive and supportive of all people.

This week, our third grade students are being introduced to the West School Kindness Rocks Project. This global movement is based on the profound truth that one message at the right moment can change someone’s day, outlook, and life. Earlier this spring, West School staff members met before school to paint rocks which are being provided to students as a blank canvas. After learning about hidden and visible disabilities, all third graders are adding their positive messages to the rocks. Third grade students are writing thoughtful messages of gratitude, affirmations, and encouragement on the rocks that will be housed all around West School. In an effort to show care and support,  students and teachers may take or give a rock as needed.  A simple message of kindness can brighten someone’s day.

A more extensive learning experience on hidden disabilities will continue for our fourth grade students. We thank Mrs. Talia Nathan, Mrs. Suzanne McLane, and Mrs. Shadel for the collaboration and care to share this new learning with our students.

Learn more about this movement: