Now that it is February, the focus for each Character Education class is slightly different. All of the classes will be focusing on some sort of positive social skill that will help them be a nicer friend and stronger person. Some of the topics of this month include: good sportsmanship, finding your values/what do you stand for, being a flexible thinker, and healthy relationships. This month I really want to help the students become the best person that they can be. Each grade has different struggles and challenges to face, so that is why the topics will vary accordingly.
Since February is the month of love, I challenge parents and students to be kinder to one another and spread the love; pay it forward. In order for our school to be the best it can be, we need students who can overcome struggles and still persevere with a smile on their face. When students are respectful and kind to one another, our school can be more productive and allow the students to live to their potential.
If the students can practice being kind at home, it will spread to their behavior in school and will build a richer learning environment. If you would like tips on how to encourage your child to be kind to others, go to this link: http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/14-little-ways-to-encourage-kindness/.
Like Ellen says, "Be kind to one another."