The Pegasus classes have been building up their relationships and thinking about how their actions affect the whole group, as well as themselves. Books like The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket and Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller narrate stories showing how kind and unkind actions ripple out.
The students also participated in activities to help them recognize the fact that people are all different and these differences are what make us special and unique. They read It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr and had a conversation about accepting themselves for their own differences and the qualities that other people have that make them different from us.
Everyone was open and honest in sharing the things that make them unique. After the discussion, students got to make their own examples of people or animals in their lives that are different (from what other people might expect) and illustrate those examples with bold colors.