Hello Newcastle Parents and Teachers,
February has long been regarded as a month to celebrate relationships. Through our social-emotional curriculum, students have been learning about their own feelings as well as the feelings of others, which is a key aspect of forming quality relationships with those around us. Empathy and care for others is something we can cultivate in children daily, and the Making Caring Common Project has some great ideas for how to do that here. They also have suggestions for educators here.
Some great kid-friendly books on empathy, compassion, and friendship:
Kailey is a Counselor at Newcastle Elementary School