Students at Washington Drive Primary School planted tulips in the fall and have been admiring them as they bloomed this month as part of their social-emotional learning curriculum. The school has focused on the idea of resilience and adopted the catchphrase “we can do hard things” for the 2020-2021 school year. The tulips represent how hard work and patience can pay off when facing challenging situations.
“We talked about the perseverance tulips have to possess as they remain buried under the soil in the winter,” school psychologist Dr. Lauren Gallagher said. “We encouraged the tulips with positive, affirming statements and the students learned they could talk to and be patient with themselves in the same way.”