MVES 4th Grade Kindness Day

MVES 4th Grade Kindness Day
Posted on 01/30/2018
Kindness Day

4th Grade Kindness Day - Meadowview Elementary

On January 29th, Meadowview Elementary School participated in the 3rd Annual 4th Grade Kindness Day.  

This event originally began as a two-hour activity and has since grown into an all-day program.

Students learn the importance of treating others with respect and gives them opportunities to practice kindness with their peers. The all-day lesson equips students with valuable social tools that will help them to positively impact lives far beyond the walls of their elementary school.

This year, Kindness Day kicked off with all 4th grade students gathering to listen to Ms. Brand, the school counselor, read the story “Each Kindness” by Jacquline Woodson. The story stresses the importance of kindness as a purposeful choice, and going above and beyond to show kindness and compassion to others.

In the words of Ms. Brand, “This is not just about today, but how to act everyday. No kindness is too small, and each makes the world a little bit better.”

After a short discussion of the story, students broke into their individual classes and participated in various stations that taught and reinforced the importance of showing kindness. At these stations, students painted kindness rocks that will be hidden all around Farmington, played Kindness Bingo, decorated kindness posters to hang throughout Meadowview, and wrote letters to former teachers thanking them for the important part they played in their lives.

In addition, 4th graders created videos announcing their ‘Soup’er Bowl challenge, which includes a school-wide canned food drive benefiting the Farmington Food Shelf.  The grade that collects the most non-perishable food items earns a Super Bowl party to enjoy with their classmates and teachers.

This amazing day closed out with an open-mic session led by Becky Bican, MVES Principal.  Here, students had the opportunity to share the important ways in which this event impacted them and how they plan to take what they learned and incorporate it into their everyday interactions.

Click here to watch a video of the day, or click here see the album on Facebook!

We are proud of you, Meadowview 4th Graders!

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