It’s Kindness Month at Delisle Elementary School

Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. The students at Delisle Elementary are spreading kindness throughout the month of January with the help of their fourth grade Kindness Crew.

The Kindness Crew at Delisle Elementary is a selected group of fourth grade students dedicated to spreading positivity throughout their school community and beyond. Fourth grader Kate Needham said, “Kindness Crew is that we get to help others in random acts of kindness throughout the month of January and hopefully throughout the whole year.”

The Kindness Crew is a new addition at the school, having been formed this school year. Counselor Rebecca Dodd said, “This year we wanted to include students to help us to get their ideas and not just our ideas and how we wanted to celebrate. So, we created the Kindness Crew. I think it helps the kids to take ownership of their school and to inspire other kids to want to be a part of that crew maybe next year.”

Each morning during the morning news, one of the fourth graders from the Kindness Crew reads which act of kindness the entire school commits to for that day.

The Kindness Calendar is made up of kind gestures students can do throughout the day. Once the act is completed, students are awarded with a kindness bracelet. Fourth grader Earnest Miller said, “It’s self-motivated and makes a bright future for you and everyone else.”

Teacher Jillian Fisher reminders her students they have power to make a positive impact on the world, no matter their age. “I try to get them to understand that it doesn’t matter if you’re 5,6,7,8,9, 10, or 90 years old, whatever age you are, you can have a kind heart.”

Kindness is contagious. “Kindness is growing around the world. That’s why they’re all linked together.”

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