Kind Words Spread Beyond the Classroom

As an example of the district’s focus on social-emotional learning, fourth-grade students in Mary Kate Snak’s class at Mt. Pleasant Elementary recently worked together to create a kindness board.

 In forming a positive classroom environment, the students talked about how kindness always wins. They also learned words can hurt, so you should always choose them wisely. The students were asked to write kind words about each of their classmates.

The kind words are now on display on a bulletin board in hopes of spreading kindness to others. Students learned how they were viewed among their peers. The kind words helped build self-esteem and a sense of community in the classroom.