The Erickson Elementary School kindergarten class with (back row from left) teacher Cheryl Rendek

The Erickson Elementary School kindergarten class with (back row from left) teacher Cheryl Rendek

Erickson Elementary School kindergarten class celebrates Roots of Empathy

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On May 31, the kindergarten class at Erickson Elementary School held a Roots of Empathy celebration day.

Roots of Empathy is an award-winning Canadian program that teaches children about self-awareness, empathy and compassion with a baby as their “instructor”.

In this case, Kevin and Jamie Wall’s baby, Mylee, instructed Cheryl Rendek’s class in the event, led by facilitators Melanie Skerik and Anita Middleton.

—ERICKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL