Friday, December 11, 2009

Our Terrific Kid

I am so behind on my blog and have so much to tell and show you, but I wanted to start with the latest news.

Evelyn was selected for a Terrific Kid Award.  Each month, Evelyn’s school picks one kid from each class (1st –5th grade) as a terrific kid.  This months character trait is Compassion.  Evelyn shows this in many ways home and at school.

According to Merriam-Webster, compassion is defined as: "Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it."

Making the decision and acting upon the decision is how compassion is brought into action. Compassion involves action and smart decisions.

At the award breakfast this morning, Evelyn’s teacher noted one specific instance when Evelyn noticed a classmate didn’t have a snack at snack-time. She saw his sadness and asked him if he would like to share hers.

Evelyn has come a long way from her crazy tantrum, head-banging toddler days.  We know she has many good traits, but are so proud of her virtue. You ARE a terrific kid!

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