THE SCHOOL YEAR IS RAPIDLY COMING TO AN END,
AND WITH IT, THE CULMINATION OF OUR TIME FOR KIDS,
-- MICHELLE --
STUDENTS AT LEOPOLD ELEMENTARY CELEBRATED A YEAR LONG
PROJECT TO FIGHT BULLYING BY TAKING A KINDNESS WALK.
SUSAN SIMAN HAS THE STORY.
LEOPOLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CELEBRATED A YEAR'S WORTH
OF HARD WORK BY TAKING A COMMUNITY WALK.
Be a buddy not a bully!
THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY WALKED THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN
A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY.
One thing we know is that when a kid feels bullied
they feel alone.
They feel that they're the only one.
That's one of the reasons we do the community walk.
We're showing our over 700 students and over 100 staff
members support each other and we're one big community.
MICHAEL RUNS THE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT TEAM AT
IT SETS GOALS FOR KIDS AND THEN REWARDS THEM FOR KIND
I think it's had a positive impact on some of our
fourth and fifth graders in particular who participated
in the be a buddy not a bully video project.
AHMED AND ANNA ARE TWO OF THE FOURTH GRADERS WHO WORKED
ON LEOPOLDS BE A BUDDY VIDEO AND THEY SIGNED THE BUDDY
Anna why did you sign the Buddy Pledge? ANNA: To be
more kind to others and be more of a buddy not a bully.
SUSAN: Ahmed why do you think it's important? AHMED:
Well with everything going on in the world right now
it would be a whole better world if everyone was nice
to each other.
AHMED AND ANNA ALSO CREATED A SURVEY OF ELEVEN QUESTIONS
THEY ASKED THEIR CLASSMATES.
SUSAN: What kinds of questions did you ask? ANNA:
Like have you experienced bullying or have you experienced
someone being kind to you in the last week or so?
SUSAN: Ahmed were you surprised how many people were
Why? Because it was a really high number
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 4TH
IT'S OUR DAY OF KINDNESS HERE ON NEWS THREE.
WE'RE THANKING EVERYONE INVOLVED IN OUR BUDDY PROJECT
THIS YEAR BY CELEBRATING RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS.
-- MICHELLE --
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