ROCKing Kindness in the Lower School

Every day in Beasley overflows with opportunities for our youngest learners to practice kindness.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~The 14th Dalai Lama

In September, each Lower School class received a bag filled with “kindness rocks.” What are kindness rocks? We’re so glad you asked! Kindness rocks are rocks that are painted with a positive word, message, or picture which gives anyone who comes across them reminders of kindness, compassion, and love. When onlookers see these rocks, they may smile at the notion that someone took the time to put sweet messages on the rocks. The rocks are positive gestures that bring more kindness to someone’s day and hopefully inspire others to simply be kind as well.

In the spring, our Junior Kindergarten through 4th-grade students painted kindness rocks as part of Beasley Community Day which focused on the theme of “nourish.” “Creating the kindness rocks was a way to nourish our community with kind and positive thoughts,” explains Sarah Garner, Lower School Visual Arts Teacher. “It is always a joy seeing what the students decide to draw or write on the rocks that will lift someone up. It is our youngest of learners that have the biggest of hearts.” This fall, the new JK-4th-grade classes “planted” the rocks, laying them in visible areas of the Lower School campus for all to see. If you’re visiting our School anytime soon, be sure to notice the kindhearted messages all over the Beasley campus!

Check out some of the photos of kindness being planted by some of our Lower Schoolers this fall!

Way to “rock kindness” in the Lower School, little Rams!