The C.E. Scoop
Oh! The doors we've opened!
Time Capsule: Hand-print and Goal Setting
All About Respect
Then, we conducted the soap-pepper-sugar experiment. Kids were amazed at how pepper (which signifies people) goes away from soap (which signifies unkind, disrespectful behavior) and how sugar (which signifies kind respectful behavior) attracts pepper (people)! (Try it at home! It's super easy!)
This week, we're starting the Chain of Kindness through Kindness Week through which students will write the acts of kindness they do, or see someone in their class do. We'll be excited to see how chains will grow long while kindness is spread! Mystery Kindness Officers will be "catching" students to acknowledge their kindness to people around them.
Respect for Helpers
In the middle of fun, we didn't forget our duties towards Allah, and we prayed right on time!
Our First Habit of The Seven Habits of Happy Kids
Now what you can do to reinforce...
- Encourage using respectful language: Please, Thank you, Excuse me... and respectful attitude with everybody- especially with helpers.
- Set a rule at home of treating each other respectfully even in times of disagreement.
- Start a Kindness Chain at home and experience the ripple effect!
- Schedule a visit to an orphanage or a hospital offering services for special needs and try to put a smile on their faces.
- Talk with your child about the importance of treating other people with respect. Make sure he/she knows that it is important to you, and that it will lead to stronger friendships.
- Watch a television program together, and discuss the various ways in which the characters acted respectfully or disrespectfully towards one another. Watch for put-downs, insults, and subtle forms of bullying.
- Help your child become sensitive to his or her own behaviors or language that may be of a disrespectful nature, as he or she deals with siblings or friends.
- Model using kindness with everyone, and encourage your child to always spread kindness, nonetheless helpers (nannies, drivers, porters, matrons...)
- Encourage your child to set short-term goals and make a clear plan. Take baby step; start by planning a typical day's goals and plans, then when they've mastered that, allow them to plan weekly. Then stretch it to making longer term goals for a year or maybe a life goal insha'Allah.
Stay and Play
We had a fantastic time throughout the two events that were organized: Community Service, Pizza Party and Water-Fight day and Inspirational Popcorn-Movie Night Day.
Special thanks to everyone who helped create such amazing experiences for our beloved students.
And here are the picture videos depicting the great time we had in the Stay and Play. ENJOY!
COMING UP: RESPONSIBILITY
Our children will have meaningful jobs at school, which they choose and believe they can carry out. They're going to learn how to express themselves, manage their feelings, balance between choices, resolve conflicts and have successful discussions and fruitful meeting. This is going to incorporate skills of Positive Discipline and The Seven Habits of Happy Kids. Practice is much needed for kids to acquire and master these skills. I'll keep you posted insha'Allah :)