Throughout the school year, Mrs. Johnson has facilitated grade-level community circles with students. These social and emotional-focused get-togethers provide students with opportunities to share “what’s going well” and “any challenges” they may be facing with their peers. Students are refreshingly honest in sharing their feelings at community circles. Mrs. Johnson held the last Grade 4 community circle of the year this week with students. She read the book What Does it Mean to be Global? by Rana DiOrio to the kids. According to Ms. DiOrio, "being global means being a citizen of the world." To be a good citizen of the world means to be open-minded to learn about others throughout the world. We can learn about others' languages, foods, religions, traditions, and values. We can be respectful and peaceful to others, and open our minds to new possibilities. The best time to start "being global" is not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today! Why are you waiting? Let's go!!!!!