World Kindness Day Kicked Off Year-End Celebration at Woodlynde School
On World Kindness Day, the fourth-grade class at Woodlynde School created their own Kindness Rocks, colored and painted with smiles, hearts, and even words of affirmation.
The fourth graders then made a presentation to other students in Woodlynde’s K-5 division explaining why they chose the images on their Kindness Rocks and the next step in their rocks’ journeys - hiding their Kindness Rocks around Woodlynde School for all students, faculty, staff, and even parents to find! The hope is that when these rocks are found, they will bring some cheer, a smile, or make someone’s day instantly better. As the fourth graders explained, once you find a rock, you have two options. One, you can take the rock and then hide it in another place on campus for another student, faculty member, or parent to find in the hope they will then do the same. The second option is that you can take the rock home, but you must then create your own Kindness Rock and hide it on campus for others to find.
The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, was created with the hope that something so small, at any moment, can change someone’s day, their outlook, or quite frankly, their life. The messages on these rocks come in all different forms of gratitude, affirmations, and encouragement for someone to find at the right time.
Our first Kindness Rock was found by Woodlynde’s Interim Head of School, George N. King, Jr., who promptly hid the rock again for someone else to find. Woodlynde’s Kindness Rocks continue to bring kindness into the Woodlynde community.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.