This week we engaged in many exciting things. We began our week working on our 4thgrade play and memorizing our parts. We learned new challenging concepts in math such as double digit multiplication and double digit divisors in division. We learned and practiced mindfulness by starting our day with new breathing exercises to get our minds ready for what was ahead. However, most importantly we had great conversation and thinking about KINDNESS! This week was the kindness challenge at BCD. Throughout the week we discussed ways to be kind and how important it is for ourselves and others to be part of an act of kindness or a witness to kindness! This simple yet profound concept can not only change the path or direction of our day, but can also have an equally powerful impact on others. We came up with simple ways to be kind and how even recognizing and respecting nature, is an act of kindness! Our quest for the week was to do one simple act of kindness and celebrate it. Although the week is done; we will continue to challenge ourselves to engrave an act of kindness into our days ahead and to hopefully reap the benefits of what it feels like to be kind and how rewarding it is to witness an act of kindness. My challenge for you and your families is to join us in the kindness challenge! Let’s be models for our children and show them how essential and powerful being kind can truly be.