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Red Nose Day caps lessons on empathy for second-graders

group of elementary kids standing in two lines on the playground all wearing red nosesMay 30, 2018 — On Thursday, May 24th, Tiffany McGrath's second grade class at Kensington Road School participated in Red Nose Day, a fundraiser dedicated to ending childhood poverty.

The second-graders each brought in $1 -- that they had saved or earned -- to contribute to helping kids around the world. It was a culminating activity to the lessons the class has undertaken on building social-emotional skills and empathy.

"Students felt empowered as they discovered that they can make a positive change in the world," says Mrs. McGrath. The whole class was invited to wear red while sporting red noses on this day to show their support!