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Dewey students learning outside the books with "Kindness and Justice Week"

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Reading and writing are taught to just about every kid in elementary school. But what about how to treat other people?

Students at Dewey Elementary in Quincy are celebrating "Kindness and Justice Week," learning how to treat others and how to work together in groups.

Principal Krista Finklea says these skills are often overlooked in a child's development at school, and she wants to help the children understand why it's important to treat others with kindness.

"Well I think that a lot of times we forget that aspect of the child, but here at Dewey, we want to raise the whole child," Finklea said. "We want the child not only to succeed academically, but we also want the child to succeed in life."

And as part of Kindness and Justice Week, the kids are raising money to help a local family adopt a special needs child from Russia.

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