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CER students take on kindness adventure

Charles E. Riley Elementary School students continued a call to action after Ned’s Kindness Adventure took them on a character education journey.
 
Remaining open-minded, doing good for others and radiating positivity were three of several messages brought to CER students by show performer Kazmo Qutab. The students in grades pre-kindergarten through six virtually followed Kazmo and his friend Ned on their recent journey to Kenya where the assumptions, misunderstandings and differences of other people initially caused hesitation in the interactions and decisions Ned had there.
 
Scared to experience everything new to him, Ned gave the people and culture of Kenya a chance and he learned to enjoy his trip with Kazmo. CER students learned that differences make people unique and special and when embraced, friendships can blossom. Under the direction of Kazmo, they joined their teachers in singing a welcoming song in the Swahili language.
 
Fourth-graders Molli Ruggio and Logan Mitchelson participated in the show’s “Cool and Kind Kid Kenya Culture Kaleidoscopical Quiz Show” where they answered questions about similarities and differences between school at CER and Kenya. For their efforts, the pair was awarded a hand-carved African mask necklace and a rock bracelet, two of several items CER students were invited to purchase in the days following the show. All proceeds went toward another school’s Ned’s Kindness Adventure show, as they are provided free of charge to schools based on those item sales from other schools in a pay-it-forward movement.
 
“To teach empathy and kindness is a life-long skill,” said Kathy Auyer, school counselor.
 
She said the show paired perfectly with the district’s new Second Steps curriculum, which will enhance students’ social/emotional learning through promotion of success, self-regulation, safety and support.




Ned’s Kindness Adventure recently made a stop at Charles E. Riley Elementary School, where
fourth-graders Molli Ruggio and Logan Mitchelson, right, answered questions during a pop-up
quiz component.

 

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