At school today, I was Ash Ketchum for the school halloween parade. Someone also gave me a pokey ball, made of foam. It looks awesome. I am a bit sick today, but i love halloween so I went to school. I like your blog, it is a good idea and I am glad I get to write on it.
By Markus, age 8
Yesterday I made some choices that were not the best, and I hurt my sisters feelings with my words. I felt badly and apologized and tried to make things right.
Just because I started the great kids movement, it doesn't mean I make great choices all of the time; no one does. This experience taught me that words matter and I don't want my words to hurt anyone. So let's all remember, before you say something, ask yourself "Is what I am about so say 'kind'?"
By Neel, age 8
A GREAT kid is someone who is nice to you. A great person is a very kind and special person. People CAN be kind. Everybody can change the world. So decide to change the world! It's the BEST thing to do. This is the great part: What if everybody changed the world and there was hardly anything that's sad. Wouldn't that be nice? Of course! The world would be SO great! Take good care of the earth. Please don't litter or do anything that's bad for the earth.
By Nyla, age 5
We live on the outskirts of our city, but we know that whenever we go into the city we will see several homeless people. It has always made me feel sad to see people lying on the street and not having money for a home or food to eat. One day we decided to do something small to make a difference on one of our trips into the city. My father, sister and I went to the grocery store and bought a variety of foods - fruit, granola bars, juice boxes, etc. and brown paper bags, and prepared snack bags for the homeless. Like we anticipated, we saw many homeless people and because we came prepared we were able to give many of them a snack bag. They were so grateful that we took the time to care because most people seem to ignore them and walk right by. It was not just about the food we gave them, but the time we took to acknowledge them as human beings that I think mattered most. It was special for my family too, because it feels good to care.
By Neel, age 8
Last year when I was in grade 2, some lunch helpers (older students) were labelling kids as 'good' and 'bad' on the white board to try to promote positive lunchtime behaviours. I understood why they were doing this but I did not like the idea of labelling any kid as bad, even if they were making a poor choice. So, I talked to my teachers about this and they agreed with me and asked the lunch helpers to stop making these good/bad lists. I'm glad I spoke up about something that didn't feel right to me and I think the kids in my class appreciated it because nobody liked being labeled a 'bad' kid.
By Neel, age 8