Every year, our grade 4 students have the opportunity to welcome a baby into their classroom over the course of the school year. Starting in September, the students are introduced to a 2-3 month old infant and his/her parents. Each month the baby visits the classroom and a specific topic is discussed with mom and/or dad. We talk about safety, emotions, caring for an infant, etc. The students are always looking forward to seeing their special friend. We sit around a green carpet with the baby and his parents in the middle of the carpet. For more information on this program, please make sure to visit the Roots of Empathy web site at www.rootsofempathy.org.