The “Choose Kind” Challenge

Ms. Barbour visited our class last week and read the wonderful book We are All Wonders by R.J. Palacio. The central message in this book is that when we choose to practice acts of kindness toward others, we pass on both love and hope and inspire others to do the same. We also learned that it is important to have empathy for others who may be different than us.

Each day we have so many opportunities to choose to be kind. We want to join the Choose Kind Challenge at Stafford and see how many kind deeds we can do for others this week. Each day we have so many opportunities to choose to be kind.  We want to promote, recognize and celebrate each act of kindness.

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We read another book that we loved called Don’t Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin and Alan Shamblin. In this book, we really discovered what it means to have empathy. Empathy means understanding how someone else feels.

Why do you think it is important to feel empathy? 

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10 Responses to The “Choose Kind” Challenge

  1. Jackson Smith says:

    Dear Mrs Amri,
    I think empathy is important because someone could feel sad, and I could try to make them feel better. Feeling empathy can help us to know how others feel, and how we can help them.
    From, Jackson

    • admin says:

      Dear Jackson,
      Thanks for your comment. You are right about empathy being a feeling that can motivate us to help others. It even happens in the animal world! Isn’t that interesting? We all want others to feel happy, animals and humans alike.
      From, Mrs. Amri

  2. Hailey says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    Feeling empathy is important because it helps us understand how other people are feeling. It can remind us that we might have felt almost the same way too, and makes us want to be kind to others.
    From, Hailey

    • admin says:

      Dear Hailey,
      Thanks for your comment. You are right about empathy helping us get closer to other people. During the holiday season, like now, we are drawn to reach out to others are in need of love an care. What a great thing empathy is!
      From, Mrs. Amri

  3. Kevin says:

    Mrs. Amri,
    It’s important to feel empathy because they feel loved ❤️

  4. Payton White says:

    You can be sad for other people and it’s important to share that you understand their feelings to show you care.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Amri,
    Empathy is important because it makes you want to help someone feel better.
    From, Isabelle

  6. Lyric says:

    Dear Mrs Amri,

    People are mean. But i wish the earth and the people were nice to and kind but we can change them by being nice to them.

    Love lyric

  7. Lyric says:

    Mrs Amri,

    People can be rude, i wish people on this earth be nice and respectful. I want to be friends with everyone.


    • admin says:

      Dear Lyric,
      Thanks for your comment. This is a wonderful wish! Let’s try to do that each and every day. Thanks for adding your thoughts to share with others, Lyric.
      From, Mrs.Amri

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