Kids at Kings Highway Elementary School learn lots of things: Reading. Math. Art. Music.
This month, they’re also learning kindness.
A special initiative emphasizes respect. It’s a school-wide project, involving students, teachers, custodians, secretaries — everyone in the KHS community.
A calendar shows different ways of acting kindly: Pick up trash around school. Leave a friendly note in a library book. Let someone go first.
A new mom in town posted the kindness calendar on Instagram. It soon became one of her most-liked posts ever.
Each class makes a paper link chain, writing acts of kindness they’ve seen or received each day. When all the links are attached, they’ll provide a graphic example of how far individual acts of kindness can extend.
Principal Mary Lou DiBella has noticed children reaching out not just to friends, but other students they don’t know well.
Youngsters have written letters to their bus drivers and bus monitors.
Kings Highway calls this Kindness Month. Odds are good it will last long beyond the end of December.