In addition to academic skills, Penn-Trafford students are encouraged to develop and demonstrate social, emotional, and behavioral skills that lead to success in all areas of life.
One night for homework, the fourth-grade McCullough students in Mrs. Freas' and Mrs. Kessler's Reading classes were asked to complete an act of kindness. Students wrote down the kindness task that was completed, as well as how this act of kindness made them feel.
Examples of acts of kindness included writing positive chalk messages on a driveway to neighbors walking by, making their parents' bed, drawing a picture for their bus driver, reading a book to a younger brother, donating diapers to a family with a baby, bringing new crayons to someone in class, writing an encouraging note for their busy mom to find in the morning, cleaning their family room, and calling their grandparent.
"Think about the impact that these 84 acts of kindness had,” commented Mrs. Kessler. “Those acts of kindness, big or small, ALL made a difference to someone. I want our students to learn to care for and encourage others. Plus, I hope they learn that we also feel joy inside our own hearts when we do kind things for others!"
Memphis Bozich, Jude Atchison, Joey Westerlund, Cole Telenko, and Liam McCaw display their kindness task
Monisha Bezawada, Everly Araya-Hensler, Eli Droschak, Jack Rettger, and Jordan McCall
Julian Bressan, Reagan Burger, Danica Rellick, and Sawyer Gruver