As the term draws to a close, we find some students are becoming more easily frustrated with each other and this affects their interactions on the playground. I think it is important that as we get closer to the season of joy, that we are always reminding our students of the importance of using kind words.
Students often say things that they think others will find funny, but these words can be hurtful, especially when these things are about how someone looks, how they sound or things they enjoy.
Kind words between classmates are so important as they build solid friendships. A few kind words can make a person's day and always brings a smile to our face.
Maybe as an alternative to the usual “How was school today?”, you could try asking “What kind words did you use today?” or “How were you kind to someone today?”
“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time” - Morgan Freeman
Have a wonderful week,