June 1, 2022
Kindness is essential all around the world, but Patrick M. Villano School took this to a new level by creating the Kindness Challenge. Students received a checklist and completed kind tasks such as holding the door for someone, saying thanks to their teacher after a school day or picking up books dropped by a classmate.
One fifth-grade student, Maeve Gagliardo, completed every single kind task on the checklist.
“I think that it just gave students a chance to recognize how effective being kind is,” Gagliardo said. “I really hope that they continue the kindness challenge.”
Danielle Milo, another fifth-grade student, also participated in the Kindness Challenge.
“I think the Kindness Challenge was a great [activity] to be a part of because you get to do good deeds every day and [lift spirits],” Milo said. “I think it was very important because it shows kindness and it spreads hope and joy.”