The Moriches Elementary School Student Council and members of the student Peer Mediation group have come together to “cultivate kindness” through a school-wide kindness program inspired by the book, “A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness,” the story of a young farmer who discovers that kindness, like a seed, will only grow and spread if one takes the time to cultivate it.
As part of this kindness project, teachers throughout the school received hearts to give out to students who are caught performing random acts of kindness toward someone else and placed upon a “Tree of Kindness” located in the school’s main lobby. The students’ goal was to post 100 hearts upon the tree of kindness by the 100th day of school last month. The students surpassed that goal with 111 hearts on the tree. On each heart there is a card that states, “You have been given a seed of kindness with the help of a little Rees Specht.” Great job by the students and their advisors, Danielle Pallace, resource room teacher, and Melissa Knoetgen, school social worker!