This year our new school counselor, Mrs. Ross, will be choosing character-based stories to read in our classrooms. This month we have been talking about kindness! Grades K-2 listened to Mrs. Ross read “Have You Filled a Bucket Today” by Carol Mcloud and grades 3-5 listened to “The Summer My Father Was Ten”, by Pat Brisson.
Would you like to reinforce this topic at home? Help your child notice how it feels to be kind and to notice the way others respond when you are kind. Additionally, you can practice perspective taking with your child. You can teach your child to regularly ask “How would I feel if that happened to me?”. And, of course, model kind behavior at home!