The hallways were adorned with signs that read "Kindness is a Superpower" and "Play Nice. Work Hard. Stay Kind." Students at Sabold Elementary made a powerful statement on Friday, December 1st, as they celebrated Spirit Day by focusing on the spirit of giving back.
Stories of kind gestures from students, as well as faculty and staff, were shared amongst one another. Some students went above and beyond just gifting a teacher a present or lending a pencil to a classmate. One fourth grade student happened to be in the library as one second grade class was shopping at the book fair. The fourth grade student overhead his younger schoolmate talking about how he was unable to purchase the book he wanted because he was a dollar short. The older student reached into his own pocket, and handed a dollar bill to the second grade student so they could afford their chosen book.
That act, along with countless others, provided a lifelong lesson to the students of Sabold. Students learned the positive effects of random acts of kindness such as teaching a child empathy and how a random act can brighten the day of the recipient. Students also can participate in a pay it forward experience where a recipient of a kind act pays it forward by doing a kind deed for another person.