Sarah Hoover, second grade teacher at Roosevelt STEAM Academy in Elkhart Community Schools created the Kids with Character Club this year, seeing it as an opportunity for kids to learn about doing nice things for others. “Doing a good deed for someone else is all that matters,” said Hoover. “Through our club we try to show that kindness is important, even if students don’t get credit for their acts of kindness.” This is one of the many lessons learned in the Kids with Character Club at Roosevelt Steam Academy.
Kids in the Character Club at Roosevelt STEAM Academy are practicing ways to spread kindness with their Kindness Rocks project that involves students writing kind words on rocks with paint markers and distributing the rocks in random places around the school. The Kindness Rock messages are meant as a source of encouragement and one found can be kept or shared to continue the cycle of sharing positive thoughts.
Follow the link to view photos of the students engaged in this activity and to read more about the project and how it is making a difference at Roosevelt STEAM Academy.
This post and accompanying photo are thanks to a collaboration with Brenda Kolbe, Director of Communications, Elkhart Community Schools.
Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.