Kindness matters. In a group setting friendships are fluid. One day you’re my best friend and the next day you’re not – simply because julie has on a red shirt and red is my favorite color. I don’t ever force friendships. What I do is turn up the heat on how we treat people. You can decide you aren’t someone’s friend for the day without being hurtful. I think too . It’s important to recognize the feelings of the friend who’s not been chosen for the day. It’s hard. Even in preschool. Even being the friend left out brings important life lessons. It’s inevitable – Disappointment and feeling let down by others.
Today we read the book called “Right Now I am kind” to spur our conversation about what kindness looks like.
There was a lot of talk about “ giving your friend a toy “ or saying “ please .” This book encourages us to look for ways to be kind and helpful.
We also “read” the story “The Mitten Tree.” We’ve had it on our calendar to celebrate National Mitten Day and this seemed the perfect way to do it. If you don’t know the story you can find it on you tube. It’s precious. This story also is about being kind to others.
Surprisingly when we went outside to play we found mitten on a tree just like in the book.
These mittens will live in our classroom to be used when we go outside. No more searching through cubbies for gloves or mittens. You can ( please ) leave yours at home now.
I love Hinslee’s shirt today. It’s a great positive affirmation that we all can use.