Sunday, December 20, 2015

Changing the World!

Kindness and Compassion

The world is full of kindness and compassion, but many times these qualities are overshadowed by heartache, despair, anger, and bullying.  I would like to take a moment to remind you that generosity is alive and well.  It is something that can be seen, heard, and felt in my elementary school on a daily basis.  If you have never had the opportunity to step inside the classrooms of Frontier Elementary, let me tell you that you are missing out!  Our students are the most upbeat, caring young citizens that I have had the opportunity to share my daily life with.  They are the kind of kids that make me happy every day when I go to work.  They are the kind of kids that make me wish I could have all of them in my own class.  They are the kind of kids that my own kids are proud to call their friends.  

This year I have been blessed to be the coordinator of Frontier's Kindness and Compassion Club.  The club consists of 4th and 5th graders who want to make the world a better place.  We meet once a month after school and dedicate our time to community service projects. 

If you are concerned that these qualities are a fading trend, then I welcome you to visit Frontier Elementary on any given day.  Our KC Club is leading the way of spreading generosity, not only throughout our school, but around our community as well! We are planting the seeds of humanity, encouraging the growth of positivity, and changing the world!!! 

Below are the highlights of our first semester!  Enjoy!

In September, we painted signs to kick off Rachel's Challenge for our school!
KC Club fearless leaders are Patty Craft, Nita Surrite, Leslie Singleton, and Robyn Hays.

Rachel's 5 Challenges
1. Look For the Best in Others
2. Dream Big
3. Choose Positive Influences
4. Speak With Kindness
5. Start Your Own Chain Reaction
For our October/November meeting, we taped motivational messages to all the student bathroom mirrors!  We also made signs for our Bedlam Canned Food Drive that benefited students at one of our Edmond Middle Schools!
In December, the students created over 50 amazing, hand-made Christmas cards for a local nursing home! 
Troy (KC Club member), joined by his sister, Piper, and brother, Colton, delivered the Christmas cards to some very special nursing home residents on Saturday!