Last week in our classroom we bought carnations and purple flowers. The stems were laid out on the table ( 2 stems for each child). All of the educators and children sat in a circle. One by one the children went to pick 2 stems.
In the center of the circle there was an empty vase. Each child said something kind to the friend sitting on his/her right and put a flower in the vase. . then something kind to the child on his/her left and put the other flower in. We rang the bell between turns.
It was one of the most touching kindness circles I’ve ever been a part of.
The student sitting next to me said,” I’m happy you are here Mrs.Alison.”
That small comment will sustain me for the rest of the school year.