This week I was speaking to one of our students who was writing an apology for their actions toward another child, as is part of the process we talked about part of reconciling or making up involves earning back the other person’s trust and respect. I posed the question, ‘What do you think you could do or say to help earn back *****’s trust and respect?’ Without too long a pause the student said, ‘I could do 5 kind things for ****.’ I thought for a minute and asked, ‘What do you have in mind?’ and the child came up with 1,2,3, then 4 and 5 age appropriate ideas for what they perceived as being kind. I thought that this was a very proactive way for a child to earn back trust and respect in a broken relationship, and this brought me to thinking about kindness generally. What it means to each of us and what it means to be the ‘giver’ of kindness and the ‘receiver’ of kindness – and were they both the same or different experiences.
Here are some quotes about kindness, which one resonates with you?
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” no author noted
“KINDNESS BEGINS WITH ME.” RAKtivist
“A KIND AND COMPASSIONATE ACT IS OFTEN ITS OWN REWARD.” William bennett
—William John Bennett
“BE KIND WHENEVER POSSIBLE. IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE”
May there be kindness in your day and opportunities for you to show kindness too.
Student designed and orchestrated ‘Drawing Club’ at recess this week. Lots of smiles and artistic joy! Thanks Savannah and Lucas!
What does a Maths classroom look like?
- Students working independently, with the teacher and in pairs.
- Students deciding how they will solve the problem.
- Students recording their learning when they are ready.
- Students proving their learning to the teacher.
- Students investigating real life problems.
- Students using charts around the room to help their learning.
Next week we are celebrating book week in a number of ways. The theme for book week is ‘Reading is My Secret Power’.
Thursday 29th August at 9.00am – Book Parade
Students are invited to dress up as a book character, author or use the theme ‘secret power’ to dress up. What’s your secret power? Parents are welcome to come along to a parade in the hall at 9am. Please note that it is optional for students to dress up.
Friday 30 August at 9.30am – Author Visit
Illustrator, author and performer, Martin Chatterton will be presenting to our senior students from 4/5L, 5/6G and 5/6G.