This year, we are excited to announce that we are participating in the Roots of Empathy program! Ms. Aiello’s Gr. 3 class was chosen to share in the 27 week program, whose mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies. This is done through the development of empathy in both children and adults.
Roots of Empathy fits in very nicely with our Safe and Caring Schools Goal, and is done once a week. After attending a training session in the summer, I have enjoyed teaching the program and meeting our “teacher,” baby Joseph.
Joseph and his Mom Tsion, will be visiting the Gr. 3 classroom 9 times this school year. Aside from those 9 visits, students will also participate in 18 other lessons on a weekly basis. The lessons are based on the following themes: Meeting the Baby, Crying, Caring and Planning for Baby, Emotions, Sleep, Safety, Communicating, Who Am I?, and Goodbye and Good Wishes. Each of these themes has a Pre-Family Visit, the Family Visit, and the Post-Family Visit.
Stay tuned for more news on this amazing program! Mrs. Narynski