Flower Hill Primary School is all about “choosing kind” this winter. When the youngsters filling the building’s classrooms have an opportunity to shine, they do.
“When the students read the book Wonder and then went to see the movie, the quote, ‘When Given the Choice Between Being Right or Being Kind, CHOOSE KIND,’ was a mantra we repeated every day and really got to understand what that meant,” Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda said.
Flower Hill registered for the Great Kindness Challenge, which will run January 28-February 1. “We will launch the program on Friday, January 25 with a Great Kindness Challenge kick-off assembly,” Ms. Laguarda said.
“At the heart of The Great Kindness Challenge is the simple belief that kindness is strength,” according to the initiative’s website. “We also believe that as an action is repeated, a habit is formed. With the Great Kindness Challenge checklist in hand, students have the opportunity to repeat kind act after kind act. As kindness becomes a habit, peace becomes possible.The Great Kindness Challenge is a grassroots movement that is making our schools, communities, and world a kinder and more compassionate place for all. Working together, we joyfully prove that kindness matters.”
Flower Hill third graders will create a ‘kindness tunnel’ for their fellow students to walk through at the assembly and then Ms. Laguarda will review the activities for week to come.
“The activities will include Mindful Monday with mindful exercises that families can do together, Spirit Week with every day a theme that includes kindness spirit and a kindness link that will be given when students are caught being kind,” Ms. Laguarda said. “We will challenge our Flower Hill students to create a kindness link chain that will wrap around our cafeteria.”
The Flower Hill students are looking forward to “choosing kind” and showing everyone just how special they really are.