Today students are choosing kindness, making a friendship mobile, creating anti-bullying video skits, and attending a virtual chapel on the theme.
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On February 24, students, staff and preschool (pictured above) at Nanaimo Christian School joined the nationwide Pink Shirt Day movement, wearing pink shirts to show their support for taking a stand against bullying. Find more info on the history and anti-bullying day here.
In classrooms NCS teachers and students talked about choosing kindness and looked at Bible references that inspire them. They're learned the T.H.I.N.K.-before-you-speak filter and paused to ask themselves: Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?
"Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them." -- Ephesians 4:29
Students made friendship sticks in kindergarten today. They talked about how each person is uniquely created in God's image and that no two people in the class are the same, which is what makes the class so beautiful. The friendship sticks will be put together into a class mobile to celebrate everyone's differences.
Grade 1/2 students created thank you hearts to send back home in their lunch kits, thanking their parents who pack snacks and lunches for them every day.
Elementary students (K - Grade 5) wrote scripts and created video skits to demonstrate anti-bullying scenarios that could play out at school. In the older grades, students attended a virtual chapel on the theme. Here are a few of the videos created by elementary students:
Grade 5 -- The Right Clothes
Grade 3/4 -- The Bystander
Grade 1/2 -- The Academic Struggle
Kindergarten -- Kindness Q&A