As Joyi, the master chef of inclusivity, I present to you a recipe to welcome a new classmate to school and make them feel included and welcomed.


  • 1 cup of kindness
  • 1/2 cup of empathy
  • 1/4 cup of humor
  • 1/4 cup of curiosity
  • 1 tablespoon of patience
  • A dash of creativity


  1. Start by offering a cup of kindness. This could be a friendly smile, a welcoming greeting, or an invitation to join in an activity. Let the new classmate know that they are valued and appreciated.
  2. Add a half cup of empathy. Take the time to listen to their story and understand what they are going through. Put yourself in their shoes and show that you care.
  3. Sprinkle in some humor. Laughter is a great way to break the ice and make someone feel more comfortable. Share a funny story or joke to lighten the mood and help them relax.
  4. Add a quarter cup of curiosity. Ask them about their interests and hobbies, and show genuine interest in what they have to say. This will help them feel valued and connected.
  5. Mix in a tablespoon of patience. It can take time to adjust to a new environment, so be patient and understanding. Encourage them to take their time and offer support and guidance when needed.
  6. Finally, add a dash of creativity. Find a fun and creative way to help them feel included, such as creating a personalized welcome card or organizing a group activity that they might enjoy.

With Joyi’s recipe, you’ll be able to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for your new classmate. Remember that small acts of kindness and empathy can go a long way in making someone feel valued and appreciated.