Home / Community / Purple / Kindness Kindness February 28, 2018 Before our break, with Valentine’s Day in the mix, we spent some time talking about kindness. We began by reading the Shel Silverstein classic The Giving Tree. After finishing the story, we wondered…WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE KIND? “Kindness means being nice. “-ELEANOR “Being nice to other people.”-MARGOT“Don’t hurt people’s feelings.”-SYLVIE Previous Next WHERE DID WE SEE KINDNESS IN THIS STORY? “The tree was kind in the story!”“He gave up all of his stuff.”-HANNAH “He helped the boy.”-HENRY“The little boy was nice. He asked...for stuff."-SYLVIE "He didn't just grab."“Asking for something is kind.”-ADA Previous Next We challenged the children to be on the lookout for kindness and report back to us about their findings. “Henry was sharing his bed with me!”-SPENCER “Liam and me helped put the blocks away and Callen joined in!”-ELEANOR Sharing the trail with a friend. Many hands make light work! Showing a friend how to use tape to make his own storybook. Pulling a friend along for a ride in the sled. Showing a friend how to make a snow bridge. Just simply sitting side by side in the woods. No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.