Fifth Grade to Create a Positive Culture in the Classrom

POSTED 9/14/2017

Fifth Grade Class to Create a Positive Culture in the Classroom

During the first week of school, Mrs. Brundage’s fifth grade math students took time to begin creating a positive culture in the classroom. “Each kindness makes the world a little better,” was a powerful message heard after reading the book Each Kindness. And, students also enjoyed the wonderful book Ishi, a story about Ishi, an optimistic little rock that lives inside of all of us. All students found, painted, and named their own Ishi rock, a solid friend to remind us to be mindful, happy, and kind. These rocks will be aside each student throughout the year as a reminder to be mindful and kind to yourself and others even through tough moments in everyday life such as when learning challenges arise. The fifth graders hope to spread the message of Ishi: happiness is contagious, and we simply can choose to pass it on.