Kindness Rocks at Meadowbrook School

Event is Part of Yearlong Project RED
Posted on 11/20/2017
Students Paint Messages on Rocks for DisplaySometimes, a little brainstorm can lead to much bigger – and heavier -- things. Just ask parent volunteer Liz Wang, whose idea to spread kindness among Meadowbrook students resulted in testing the weight-bearing capacity of her car when she transported two crates of rocks to school.

On Friday, Nov. 17, Mrs. Wang led a project where each student painted a rock and wrote a message of kindness. The activity mirrored a national initiative, The Kindness Rocks Project (thekindnessrocksproject.com). The rocks will be on display at the Northbrook Public Library.

Students also signed an all-school pledge to Respect Each Difference in celebration of all the ways students may be different.
This is the second in a series of monthly activities as part of a yearlong campaign, Project RED (Respect Each Difference). For the past two years, Mrs. Wang ran the annual PTO event, RED Fair, where students experienced different exhibits to understand different student physical and neurological disabilities. This year she expanded the one-day fair by creating lessons and events each month that also celebrate kindness and all types of diversity.

“In the past we have focused on differences related to people with disabilities. This year, our focus is on accepting all differences (ethnicity, disabilities, beliefs/faith, etc...),” said Principal Pat Thome. “My hope is that our students will learn the importance of celebrating differences and appreciate the value that everyone provides within a community.”

See Kindness Rocks in action in the video below: