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 visit their website at https://rootsofempathy.org/.