First Grade: Students explored various ways to show kindness by listening to the story, "The Kindness Quilt" written by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Students generated additional ways they can show kindness to others at GCES this school year. Each student illustrated one way s/he could show kindness on a "quilt square" in order to create a grade level GCES Kindness Quilt.
2nd Grade: While reading the story, "My Mouth is a Volcano" by Julia Cook students explored their feelings when they are interrupted and identified those feelings as negative feelings. They also explored how it would make others feel to be interrupted, again eliciting negative feelings. Since all classes identified that they do not wish to have or cause negative feelings, students generated a list of things they can do to ensure they do not interrupt others, as well as how to handle when they are interrupted.