Third Graders Discuss Importance of Connecting With Classmates - Especially Those Who Are Different From You

Social emotional learning plays a vital role in our boys’ well-rounded education at Allen-Stevenson, which nourishes both their hearts and their minds.
Third graders kicked off the year with a class read aloud of The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, which highlights the importance of making connections with classmates – especially those who aren’t quite like themselves.

“The kids felt a little left out at the beginning of the book,” said one boy. “They were trying to fit in, but other kids didn’t want to let them into their friend groups. But, then they spoke up and opened up and figured out that they had connections and became friends.”

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.