Sanford Harmony

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New to Flora Ridge Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year, Sanford Harmony is a social-emotional teaching program that cultivates strong classroom relationships between all students. The program works to develop students into tolerant, compassionate, caring adults of the future. This is done by implementing relationship building strategies that foster strong classroom communities by helping each child understand and appreciate the diversity in others.

Sanford Harmony integrates into the classroom through two fundamental concepts, the "Meet Up" and "Buddy Up."

The Meet Up is a forum where students gather to build a supportive learning community where all students feel connected and valued in their classroom, Meet Up includes:

Activities to connect and build inclusive relationships
Establishing and monitoring classroom goals
Exchanging experiences and ideas
Solving problems
Building a positive classroom identity

The Buddy Up is a peer buddy system that intentionally creates opportunities for diverse students to get to know one another and form connections that promote:

Understanding commonalities and embracing differences
Empathy and understanding
Kindness and support
Collaborative problem solving
Confidence in expression

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