Elementary school is an important time for the social development of children, as they identify the qualities of themselves and their classmates. Friendships are developed that may last a lifetime. CUSD wants to promote some of the key qualities of being a good friend through real-life examples, so we asked a simple question- What does it mean to be a friend?
We identified five key characteristics of a good friend, and asked parents to share stories of how their children exemplified these qualities or how they convey the importance of these qualities to their children.
Each week in May, we will focus on one of these characteristics and share examples provided by CUSD families. If you have any examples of your own, share them on social media with the hashtag #beafriendCUSD. We can all learn from one another,, making CUSD an even friendlier place.
Friends are kind to everyone
Kindness is the key to a great friendship. Friends truly care for one another, and are kind in their daily interactions. It is important to note that friends are kind to everyone around them and treat everyone the same. Whether it’s inviting another student to join in on a playground game or saying hello when they enter a classroom, a friend uses kindness to make others feel welcome, included and respected.