This week, we are talking about differences in Kindergarten. While children are often celebrated for the qualities that make them unique, sometimes people are treated unkindly for the things that make them special. As part of this lesson, we read the book "We're All Wonders." The book talks about the experience of a child who looks physically unique from his peers. Students imagined having the child from the book in their class, and brainstormed ways they might help this child feel included.
Creating an inclusive community is one of the most important things we can do at Armstrong. Sometimes, this means engaging with others who look or act differently than our students might expect. Including others is a skill, and like any skill, the more we as a community talk, think, and practice inclusivity, the stronger our school is for all students.
We will continue to find opportunities to think about creating an inclusive school throughout the year.
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