CLARK — Over the last few weeks, students at Frank K. Hehnly School and Valley Road School in Clark have been exploring what makes each of them unique and special. Guidance counselor Ashley Aligo has been going into each classroom and discovering the uniqueness of each student through a lesson on snowflakes.
There are no two snowflakes that are identical, just as there are no two people that are the same. Students in the Clark elementary schools shared their unique qualities with their classmates and decorated their own snowflake with their name and what makes them special. For example, Jennifer Gannon, a fifth grade student at Valley Road School, wrote on her snowflake, “I am unique like a snowflake because I’m spontaneous, funny, too happy, creative. I like to be with friends and family and I like animals. I love myself and others. I make friends easily.”
At the end of the lesson, students realized that though we are all unique, when we are united together, just like snowflakes stick together, we can make our school and the world a more beautiful place.
In the photo above, Valley Road School displays students snowflakes joined together to make a snowman. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)