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Boy holds sign that reads "gentle"

Who are you?

Third-graders in Devon Marques and Lauren Pedersen’s class know themselves and who they want to be. Each student in the class recently chose a character trait that he or she would like to work on during the rest of the school year.
 
Liv Koller wants to be bold.
Gianni Garay: brainy.
Rowan Stone: adventurous.
Anvi Rai: responsible.
 
The students designed small posters that show who they hope to be in 2022. Hung along the classroom windows, the posters serve as a daily reminder that we all are works in progress.  Every day during the class morning meetings, the students also get a chance to talk about the steps they’ve taken to be who they want to be.
 
“They’ve put a lot of thought into this project,” said Marques. “All the social and emotional work we do, and the school’s focus on a different character trait each month, has made the kids more self-aware.”
 
The introspection and discussions about being our best selves parallel the conversations taking place during English language arts time. The class is reading “Wonder,” the popular novel made into a successful 2017 film, and spends time examining the personality traits of the characters and the book’s themes.

Girl holds sign that reads "outgoing"

Rachel Bilse jumps rope during phys ed class
Student jumps rope

Focusing on heart health

Sandshore students are raising money for the American Heart Association. During the Kids Heart Challenge, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, the students will also learn about their hearts, heart health, and the importance of helping others.
 
This is the 10th year in which Sandshore has participated in the Kids Heart Challenge. By the end of this year’s fundraiser, the school’s total donation to the AHA is expected to surpass $60,000.
 
“It’s always a highlight of the year,” said physical education teacher Nick Falkman. “The kids love the feeling of helping others and really understand the importance of staying physically active and eating right.”
 
On the day of the Kids Heart Challenge event, students will jump rope and rotate among other exercise stations set up in the gym.


First-grader Sreehan Kotturu hangs a snowflake on the Kindness Tree
Student holds snowflake

The Kindness Tree continues to inspire

The Kindness Tree, a floor-to-ceiling brown paper tree in the main hallway, is being transformed into a winter wonderland of kind deeds. Every student in the school is creating a paper snowflake that lists an act of kindness that he or she recently completed. The snowflakes will then be fastened to the Kindness Tree.
 
In December, parent and staff donations to the Kindness Tree provided gifts for 13 students and holiday meals for 34 families who could use a helping hand.
 
 
 

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