Kindergarten Changemakers Present 3 Kindness Projects
February 3, 2022 by
- What is our responsibility as Jewish citizens to help others in our community?
- Is there a difference between having a desire to help and a responsibility to do so?
- How do acts of tzedakah and gemilut chasadim strengthen the relationships among members of our community?
- How does performing acts of kindness transform a community?
Over the course of the first semester, each Kindergarten class worked on a distinct Kindness Project. All the projects were designed to empower students to ask big questions, think critically and listen compassionately, engage with real-world challenges, work collaboratively, and communicate with curiosity, kindness and respect. The projects reflect Milton’s pedagogical philosophy, incorporating the Design Thinking process, Jewish text and tradition, and the reggio emilia approach. Through meaningful engagement, the Kindness Project provided students with opportunities for honing academic skills such as research, writing, engineering, math, and art, in addition to fostering innovation, leadership, and menschlichkeit.