Some Lexington-Richland Five students took their kindness lesson outside of the classroom to bring cheer to residents at an assisted living facility in Chapin
“We started at the beginning of the year thinking of a service project we could do as a class,” said Bradley. “In the fall we made decorations to place on the residents’ door and I knew I wanted to do more to really be able to interact with them and that’s when I thought of making the residents valentines.”
The class was invited to the retirement home to help with the facility’s Valentine’s Day party. They handed out valentines and passed out drinks, cupcakes
Bradley said the goal of the service project is to teach the children about the importance of being kind to others and putting others first.
“I want my first graders to see that they are a vital part of the community and that even though they are young they still play a role in other people’s lives and that it is not always just about them,” added Bradley. “In
The students said this was an experience that they enjoyed taking part in.
“We were giving out cards and saying Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone,” said
Bradley wants to make this service project an annual event and hopes that other classes will join them.
“The residents really love to see the children so that does my heart good as a teacher to know that my class was able to brighten the residents’ day,” Bradley said.“
At Chapin Elementary School, we believe in the importance of supporting and educating the whole child,” said Chapin Elementary School principal Jesse Hutchinson. “Teaching children to be good community members, productive citizens, and to care for their fellow man is just as important as the academic content that we teach. Mrs. Bradley’s