Week of Respect 2018

In observance of New Jersey's dedicated Week of Respect (October 1-5, 2018), Washington School will have special activities to heighten awareness and focus on the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Throughout this week, we will have meaningful lessons and activities to educate our students on the meaning of respect and how to prevent bullying.

Monday October 1st

"Team No Bullying"

  • Students and faculty to wear blue
    • The first Monday of each October is Blue Shirt Day (World Day of Bullying Prevention) which signifies the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
    • October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Our society needs to increase its awareness of bullying and do our best to prevent it. Intervene. Stand up for what's right. BE KIND and TEACH KINDNESS.
    • Washington School has David Harrell come from Young Audiences Arts for Learning for two assemblies.
    • K-2 saw The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook
    • 3-5 saw A Little Potato and Hard to Peel.

Tuesday October 2nd

"Dress Your Best for OUR Team"

  • Students and faculty wore their best outfit for Respect (and picture day!)

Wednesday October 3rd

"Team Washington"

  • Students and faculty wear school colors/Spirit wear
  • National Walk to School Day
    • Kindness in Chalk: An Anti-Bullying Movement
      Taking something simple and creating something impactful! Grab your sidewalk chalk and spread colorful words of kindness for all to read! Be part of the change - make someone's day -Kindness always wins! All students went outside to our front circle during the school day to participate in Kindness Chalk.

Thursday October 4th

"Team Respect"

  • Students and faculty wear your sports jerseys/shirts

Friday October 6th

"Team Smile"

  • World Smile Day- Students will wear neon colors to brighten up everyone's day!
    • Sometimes all it takes to make the day better is a smile, whether it's one someone gives to you, or one you share with another. Little acts of kindness can bring a shining smile to someone who has otherwise had a terrible day, and it can change everything that follows. Whether it's just a simple compliment, a cheery hello, or a gift of something small to help brighten their day, World Smile Day encourages you to take action to bring a few more smiles into the world.

Other Resources/Ideas:

  • Use words of wisdom from John Wesley. "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can" as Morning Message. Discuss this and chart children's responses to the question "How does doing good relate to being respectful?"
  • Classes can write partner RESPECT poems. The partners will share the RESPECT poems and will display them.
  • Discuss and chart signs of RESPECT: What Does It Look Like and Sound Like.
  • At the end of the week share one respectful thing we did this week or one act of kindness we showed someone else. Students will share their ideas with the class and also share something they saw other students do that was respectful or kind.

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