This month, our schoolwide theme is empathy.  In our morning announcements and school assembly, we'll be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others' feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion.  Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels.  When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.

Second Step lessons specifically teach about empathy.  You'll be receiving Home Links describing why empathy is important and including fun activities to do with your child to help him or her identify feelings and practice showing empathy and compassion.  We hope you find them helpful.

Please tell your child's teacher if you have any questions about how you can help your child learn to identify feelings and show empathy and compassion at home.

Month 3:

Empathy