If The Weather Network is to be believed it is a good thing we went sledding today as the snow is melting fast and will continue to with temperatures possibly above 0 through to the end of the month. Team Awesome was just like a litter of puppies out there- rolling and jumping on and over each other, squealing and yipping, romping through the snow. And like puppies, one or two would eventually get tired of all the craziness and give someone else a verbal nip to warn them away until they felt up to joining in again. Despite the occasional snap, Team Awesome enjoyed each others' company and I saw many acts of kindness without being asked or a thought of being paid back in kind. Those are true kindnesses indeed. It has been my experience that small children are naturally kind and Team Awesome is no exception, even on a fun but exhausting Friday afternoon.
A lot of our efforts in school seem to deal with problems. It is important to remember to focus on the good things around us as much as we can, and to teach our children to do the same. I can’t think of a better way to start 2016 than to focus on the good in our children, and in our school.
BEST has taken up The Great Kindness Challenge for the month of January, which we kicked off today with an assembly and family group project. Various activities will take place throughout the month, including dress up days (15th & 21st), with an emphasis on kindness. Acts of kindness don't have to be huge- just a smile can brighten someone's day. And did you know that one single, simple act of kindness can ripple outward like a pebble thrown into a pond? Together we can raise awareness of the power we all have to make the world a better place, every day, with even the simplest of acts. Now I am passing the challenge on to you.
Mrs. Bowden &