ward elementary wall

For teacher JoAnn Lavelli’s kindergartners, gifts stretch far beyond the holidays. Those gifts, namely each students’ strengths, provide year-round benefits for others.

After reading "Be Strong" by Pat Zietlow, students discussed their strengths – including responsibility, fairness, kindness, helpfulness, honesty, generosity, and friendship – and how these attributes benefit others.

To create the wall presentation in the photo, students tore small pieces of green and blue paper and glued them to create the world, and each wrote what gift he or she would share with the world this year.