One of our grade one classes had a big talk last week about the habit ‘Act with Empathy’. A classmate was away that day having teeth extracted, so they all thought about what they could say to express their empathy and make him feel better. Here is what they came up with:
- I feel bad for you.
- I hope you feel better soon.
- I hope your mouth doesn’t hurt.
- I hope you come back to school tomorrow.
- I miss you.
- How did it feel?
- I’m really sorry for you.
- I hope you can come back to school tomorrow.
- I hope you get better soon.
- I hope your teeth get better soon.
- I hope you get used to it.
- I hope your teeth grow in soon.
- I hope you could get a good rest in your bed today.
- I hope you can have some fun tomorrow.
- I hope you lie down in your bed so you have energy for tomorrow.
- I hope you can go to school tomorrow and you can eat apples, your favourite.
- You can cut up your apple.
Empathy matters, so we teach it at KCS. ‘Sharing What We Know’ also matters, so we do that too. If someone in your life could use a little empathy and you’re wondering what to say, revisit this post. The grade ones know what to do.
Assistant Head, Academics