January 21st, 2022
On January 14th, Blair Mill Elementary School held their annual Acceptance Day along with a Martin Luther King Jr. service project throughout the day. Students spent the week learning about acceptance and how everyone comes from different religions, race, and age. Many activities happened throughout this week, but the culminating event was on Friday where students created kindness cups.
These kindness cups was Blair Mill’s service project to honor Dr. King, as Martin Luther King Jr. Day was on January 17th. Students decorated and wrote positive messages on the cups then filled them up with snacks and even made a card to go along with them. These cups are then being donated to meals on wheels where they will be handed out to people in need.
Several other activities occurred on Friday where students really dived deep into Dr. King’s philosophy of social justice and activism. Second graders wrote letters to an organization called “Letters For our Elders“. This organization was created to help people feel love when they are down. Blair Mill second graders picked a candidate and wrote positive messages that will be mailed out to bring them some sunshine.
Fourth grade students at Blair Mill focused their activity on anti-bullying. Through an organization called “Learning for Justice” students learned about a campaign for Jaylen Arnold. They were then tasked to create anti-bullying posters to put around their own school to help take a stand.
Lots of kindness happened throughout the week, but overall the students were happy they could help out their own local community with just small one small act of good.