Over the last few years, Waverly Park Elementary School in the Lynbrook School District has focused on kindness and has weaved it into various aspects of the school day. Continuing the kindness initiative, the school created a small kindness pathway.
The idea for the pathway began last school year when third-grade teacher Jackie Miller brought the project to the Compact Committee, which consists of parents, teachers and support staff working to find various ways improve the school community. With the assistance of art teacher Carol Henderson, the students brought in their own rocks and painted special messages during their art classes before they were sealed to prevent the paint from weathering.
“This project is a wonderful way to promote our kindness initiative and to remind our students to always treat one another with kindness,” Miller said.
To culminate the project, the students planted the rocks next to the 9/11 memorial walkway after the annual school walk-a-thon.