What makes you unique?
“My name means small flower.”
“I love to sing and I’m really good at it.”
“I stutter a lot.”
“I’m a twin.”
"We all love pasta."
"We all love sports."
"We are all wearing sneakers."
"We all live in New York."
This Year, Be You!
sharing similarities and celebrating differences
Katonah Elementary School’s annual Diversity Workshop was an event rich in student leadership and important discussions.
Jessica Fulton, the school’s social worker, helped fifth-grade student leaders prepare to visit classrooms and introduce a video of John Jay High School’s A World of Difference (AWOD) club members explaining the concept of diversity. The student leaders also discussed the video with younger students.
AWOD members followed up with a visit to each fifth-grade class, leading a more in-depth activity to help the students explore diversity and the equally important topic of what we all have in common. Their findings are displayed as colorful flowers on Fulton’s bulletin board, reminding students that their uniqueness, together, makes a beautiful bouquet.