Roots of Empathy Program
We are pleased to be a participating school in the Roots of Empathy program again this year. Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among school aged children by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program reaches elementary school children from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
During the 2016 - 2017 academic year, we are excited to have Baby Blake and Baby Valentina participating in the program here at OLMC. Baby Blake is our “tiny teacher” in Mr. Daly’s grade 8 class, and is a cousin to one of the students in the class. Baby Valentina is our “tiny teacher” in Miss Giacomelli’s grade 1 class and is a baby sister to one of the students in the class. Baby Blake and Baby Valentina visit the classroom once a month and the students have the opportunity to observe, interact and learn from these tiny teachers.
Mrs. Nancy Krell is the Instructor instructing the Roots of Empathy program here at OLMC. This is her fourth year instructing. Mrs. Krell has instructed the program in primary, junior, and intermediate classrooms with families from our school community or connected to our school community.
Baby Blake at his first visit with his new friends in the grade 8 class. Baby Blake is trying out the Roots of Empathy Infant roll for the first time.
Baby Valentina at her first visit with her new friends in the grade 1 class. The class is comparing Baby Valentina’s size to that of the Roots of Empathy Doll.