This afternoon the children participated in a lesson all to do with kindness. We gave examples of how to use kind words and compared them to soft cotton wool balls. We also discussed examples of words that are unkind and compared them to scratchy sandpaper. The children felt both and compared the soft feeling to the scratchy feeling. We then passed around a paper heart and said that every time an unkind word is said it leaves a wrinkle on our heart. We said a rhyme to help us remember – “Before you speak, think and be smart. It’s hard to fix a wrinkled heart”. We now have a kindness jar in class where we will be collecting cotton wool balls for all kind words said to each other.