In the past week, I've had some pretty rough days. One particular morning, I had slept in, had a tiny lunch, got hit in the head several times in gym, received a math test, and got hurt at school (not to mention I was stuck in the office for an hour because my mum's phone ran out of battery.)
I had come home and was lying on the couch, face-down, being a grump when my little sister, who's only five, brought me a cup of water and was especially nice to me, recognizing I was a little out of sorts. I went to bed early, and almost crushed a delicate golden box with my name on it. My sister had drawn me an adorable, detailed seal (one of my top three favourite sea animals-- the first being narwhals) and a bunch of watermelon flavoured jelly beans. She knows I love them. I spent the next few minutes nibbling them before falling asleep.
This small act of kindness, compassion and empathy was carried with me for the rest of the week, and kept me smiling all the was through. And always know that to the world, you may be one person,but to one person, you may be the world.~Dr.Seuss
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted!
Hi!! It's Ishaan again and its been a long time since I wrote. This month is Black History month and I'm going to talk about how a long time ago people of different colors were not treated equally. Like for example: black people had to sit in different spots in restaurants and on buses. White people had to sit in the front part of the restaurants or buses and black people had to sit in the back. In my opinion that's not fair!! Everyone should be equal in the world, no one should be saying you can't sit where you want to because of your skin color! People like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks fought for this to stop!! They fought for equal rights and peace. I am thankful for these people because if they didn't fight for freedom and peace I would not be at a school with friends with different skin colors. I get to play with them and sit where ever I want. We all get along together! Thank you to all the African American and Canadian leaders who made a CHANGE for the better! Let's all continue to make changes for the better of the world!
Hi my name is Mira and in school we are learning a Valentine's day song called:
"I made a Valentines for You". It goes like this:
I made a Valentines for you. The heart shape says I love you. H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,
H-E-A-R-T, the heart shape says I Love You!
Love is important because it makes people happy and we should love everybody!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
I am reading Charlotte's Web with my Mom. I like this book because there is friendship in it. Fern, Wilbur and Charlotte are friends. Fern visits Wilbur a lot of times because she loves Wilbur. Charlotte helps Wilbur solve a very big problem (I won't tell you what it is because we don't want to spoil the story for you if you haven't read it!) That is friendship because it shows kindness, compassion and love for each other. We need to be kind too if we want to have friendships.
By Nyla, age 5
"She said soft words that I know were meant to help me, but words can't change my face."
This sentence is from a book I am reading called 'Wonder.' It is a fictional book about a boy named Auggie and he only has 1 eye. His mother tries to comfort him with her kind words, but he still feels bad about how he looks.
Even though this book is fictional, there are actually real people born with one eye (or have some other difference) who feel bad about being different, and sometimes our words don't help them feel better.
So, how can we help?
I don't think anyone should feel like they are ugly. Beauty is on the inside and depends on a caring heart. You should not judge people by the way they look, and it is not polite to stare at them (or avoid looking at them which Auggie is also experiencing.) Sometimes people tease others or laugh at them because they look different, or whisper about them behind their back. It might not be mean things they are saying but it is still rude and hurtful to the person.
I think we need to put ourselves in other people's shoes to see things from their perspective.
Auggie is a nice kid and has a great personality. If there was an 'Auggie' in my life, I hope that I would reach out and be friends with him; look past how he looks on the outside and just treat him like a regular kid, because he is one.
How you look doesn't say a thing about who you are!
By Neel, age 8
Today I am reflecting on the word THINK. If we remember to think before we act and speak we can avoid saying or doing things we'll regret.
Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Interrupt negative thoughts. Speak nice words.
Now is the time. Be the person you want to be.
Kindness matters most.
By Neel, age 8
This blog post is about doing the right thing. I am writing about it since it is sometimes hard to do the right thing but it is important to do so. Doing the right thing feels good and shows integrity. It is sometimes hard to do the right thing, for example, telling the truth about a behaviour you did when you might get in trouble. It all begins with your values. Values are things like showing kindness, compassion and telling the truth. In my family we think about our values and this helps to make us be better people. So think about what your values are so you can be the best person you can be and do things that are right. If everyone does the right thing, we can make a lot of changes in this world.
By Neel age 8
In December, the 8th annual Miracle On Main Street took place. there were two big boxes full of toys and gifts for kids in the hospital. Everyone gives a toy, so everyone can celebrate the holiday season! Tiger Jeet Singh organized it on the twelfth, and he talked all about the spirit of giving. Not too long ago, my family and I celebrated my Birthday. There were a bunch of gifts, and I enjoy seeing the smiles on my siblings' faces when I open their present. Remember, it feels even better giving, than it does getting!! Search "Duracell Star Wars Commercial: How The Rebels Saved Christmas". Thanks for reading!
By Billa, age 10
Our principal is leaving our school and we would like to thank him for how much he has done for us and how he has inspired us to be great kids. Our principal helped support foundations such as Right to Play and Miracle on Main street, which helped us remember and think about the needs of others. He taught us about the Turbo button and to keep persevering even if things get difficult. He always used inspiring words when he spoke to us such as believe, inspire, and equity. He always talked to everyone kindly, and if they needed to do a better job with something he encouraged them and told them he believed in them. I feel sad that he is leaving our school, but am happy for him as he starts a new role in his life. I will always remember him and how he inspired me to try to always be a great kid.
By Neel, age 8
Thank-you for dreaming of making this wonderful school.
Love Nyla, age 5.
Turbo means never give up. Never feel like something is too hard for you. Just work on it. I learned about my Turbo Button at my school. When I push my Turbo button it makes me do even better. Last week I did a presentation in French in front of my class. I spoke in a loud and clear voice so everyone could hear me. Even though I felt a little shy, I didn't give up. I challenged myself because I didn't use my paper - I memorized it so well. At the end of my presentation I felt super happy because I knew that I pushed my Turbo button to do my best and my teacher said I was 'super!' Doing this presentation was so fun, I loved it! So always push your Turbo Button because it feels good to do your best. Never give up.
By Nyla, age 5