Week of Respect
Marshall School was one of many schools across the State that engaged students in a variety of activities from October 1-5 during the Week of Respect. The purpose of this week is to foster a positive school environment. Our School Social Worker, Ms. Napolean, was instrumental in planning activities for Marshall School and the Social Work Interns implemented them throughout the week.
Monday, October 1st: Students created a “recipe for respect” as they developed a deeper understanding of the word. They wrote messages of respect on the playground in chalk.
Tuesday, October 2nd: Students continued to be encouraged to say hello to one another. We had “Start with Hello” conversation starters during lunch.
Wednesday, October 3rd: Students discussed the importance of change and how change helps us to improve individually and as a community. Staff and students wore mix-matched clothes to celebrate how change can be fun! Oh if you could have seen us on this day!
Thursday, October 4th: Students explored the things that make them unique and the importance of being accepting of all people. Staff and students wore a favorite shirt that made them feel proud (sports team, superhero, organization like scouting or a club, etc.). Students were encouraged to interact with someone wearing a different shirt and find out what they had in common.
Friday, October 5th: Students reflected on what they learned during the Week of Respect, who they met or spoke to, and ways they could continue to show respect throughout the school year. We wore our school spirit shirts or any combination of our Marshall School colors (green and white) to show that we are united and that we all belong to the Marshall community.