Students Spread Kindness Through Reading and Art
April 23, 2018 — Indian Creek Elementary students in all grade-levels unified and rallied around a common goal - celebrating individuality and promoting kindness.
Fifth-grade Student Council members took turns reading “Only One You” by Linda Kranz to students across the campus. The book focuses on celebrating uniqueness and being kind to others.
“We’re trying to tell everyone to be kind and always be nice and be yourself,” fifth-grader Jalyn Bessonette said, after she finished reading to younger students.
To continue the kindness, students used their art class time to create colorful rocks for the permanent rock garden at Indian Creek.
Using the book as inspiration, students used their paint brushes to add shapes, animals, foods and kind words onto blank rocks. Once the rocks were painted and dried, they were placed right outside the front doors of the campus.
This serves as a constant reminder of the book they read and the kindness they’ll continue to share with one another.
“I think this will let everyone know that they can be themselves and everyone matters,” fifth-grader Steven Solis said. “I’ve heard that other students are really excited and liked painting the rocks.”
Like the book says, “There’s only one you in this great big world…Make it a better place.”
Indian Creek students are doing just that.