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June 1, 2020 | Elizabeth Rachuri
A sixth grader asked this question when we were working to adapt our covenant to distance learning. I’m sure this thought crossed everyone’s mind. But as we discussed, it became evident that our covenant was missing something. Each day, as we discussed one section (forgiveness, thankfulness, uspstanding, respect, and acceptance), students expressed the need to add the same idea: Be sensitive to what is going on with others.
When we revised our covenant, we decided to add a section called “Empathy.” It reads:
Sixth grade students are working so hard. They are handling this unexpected end of the year with maturity, grace, and humor. And empathy. I see many examples of the ways they care for each other.
It’s hard to finish strong, but they are! I hope we can all give our best for these last two weeks and then take a well-deserved vacation!