Kindness Week was a big hit again this year. I love seeing the students so excited about being kind and celebrating kindness throughout the week. Our theme this year was Grow Kindness, Spread Happy. Students were able to watch videos throughout the week that emphasized the importance of being kind. They also participated in special activities in their classrooms and at home to support the week.
Each grade level received a kindness "mission" this year to complete at some point during the week. They discussed and practiced skills for conflict resolution, finding solutions to every day conflict situations that might arise with friends or classmates. Students were encouraged to "mix it up" and sit or play with someone different.
Take a look at the missions each grade level received:
Draw a kind picture to make someone happy
Graffiti of Kindness-Students were asked to use chalk to write a kind message or draw something that will make someone smile on the blacktop or sidewalk (see pictures above)
Compliment slips-Students were given 5 slips of paper to write a compliment to someone
Sticky Notes-Student were asked to write a kind or positive message on a sticky note. Notes were placed on desks, doors, or given to people
Jokes-students wrote jokes to make people smile
Goody bag collection-students helped assemble bags with items collected throughout the week
The students had so much fun completing their missions. Kindness Week is always such a wonderful week, and I love partnering with SHE PTO each year to do this for our students. As amazing as the week is, however, we continue to remind students that it's always important to be kind - not just during Kindness Week! We have such leaders in our school and I enjoy hearing about their acts of kindness all throughout the year.