Zoom Story Time with Alden Terrace School Principal
On Oct. 21, Alden Terrace School’s in-person students and Virtual Academy students were united through a Zoom “Virtual Story Time” with Principal Shawnée Warfield as she read “I Am Human: A Book of Empathy” by Susan Verde.
This activity not only brought the students together, but it instilled an important character trait: empathy. During the reading, Mrs. Warfield impressed upon the students how important it is to put yourself in other people’s shoes to truly understand them. As the book also shared random acts of kindness, the students were asked to share a time that they performed such an act. The children were also joined by Assistant Principal Shona Beldo and staff members from Alden Terrace. They were all able to participate in conversations that allowed them to connect and share smiles.
“As educational leaders, it is important, too, that we put ourselves in our scholars’ shoes,” Principal Warfield said. “It was our mission to unite our virtual scholars with their peers who are learning in school.”