Kindness Rocks

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Students in all grades at Crozet Elementary painted Kindness Rocks.

Crozet Elementary students in all grades took part in a Kindness Rocks project arranged by art teacher Hope Caplan in the spring. Students painted small, flat rocks with a message or design that conveyed kindness, hope, and community. They gathered on April 30 at the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont in Charlottesville to place their rocks among the plants and trees for others to find, trade, and share. 

CRES student Natalie with her kindness rock. Photo: Lisa Martin.
CRES student Riley. Photo: Lisa Martin.
CRES student Grant. Photo: Lisa Martin.
Students at Crozet Elementary painted Kindness Rocks. Photo: Lisa Martin.
Students in all grades at Crozet Elementary painted Kindness Rocks this spring. Photo: Lisa Martin
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Lisa Martin joined the Gazette in 2017 and writes about education and local government. She also writes in-depth pieces about division-wide education issues and broader investigative pieces on topics from recycling to development to living with wildlife. Her Coyotes in Crozet story won a 2017 Virginia Press Association “Best in Show” award for the Gazette. Martin has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, taught college for several years, and writes fiction and poetry. She co-authored a children’s trilogy about two adventuring cats, the Anton and Cecil series, which got rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and others.

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