One Word for Kids

Brave ~ Smile ~ Courage ~ Strong

Those were just a few of the inspirational words Brookside Place School students selected when they were asked to choose a word that would help them have a great school year. BPS School Counselor Mrs. Lauren Biggiani shared the book, One Word for Kids: A Great Way to Have Your Best Year EVER by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page with all the K - 5 classrooms. After choosing their word, students wrote their selection on a speech bubble and decorated it. Once compiled, they created a powerful bulletin board display. "The students chose words that will help them set an intention for the year ahead," said Mrs. Biggiani. "Some were lighthearted and some were serious, but each had special meaning to the student. It was a great way to set a tone for the year ahead and think about how thoughts can impact outcomes."