This week, the giraffes began to get ready to participate in The Global Kind Project. #GKP18 is a program that was started by last school year by Ms. Riley and a few other educators around the world along with The Educator Collaborative. The project invites classrooms preK-12 to connect with one another and reflect on our individual and collective roles in building a more empathetic, positive and inclusive society. Last year, over 20,000 students and teachers participated in the project, and we are excited to launch this year's Global Kind Project on 1/16!
This week, we put our letter-writing skills to practice as we created digital postcards to send to our Global Kind Project partner class in the suburbs of Chicago! We told them a little bit about ourselves and we also listed our favorite way to be kind to others. For the front of our postcards, we found images that represented our school or where we live. We will spend the next few weeks connecting with these friends as we explore different aspects of kindness through books, projects, and social action.
We got to read the postcards from our Illinois friends on Friday, and we will get to meet them via video chat next week as we begin exploring kindness in words :)