WORLD KINDNESS DAY

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Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It really is a simple act, but we also know that there are times where our students struggle with the act of kindness. Back in 1998, an international holiday was created to promote kindness everywhere with everyone. World Kindness Day was born and is now celebrated each year on November 13th. Celebrating the day can mean many things to many people, but the end result should be a spread of positivity.

kindness-in-the-classroom
kindness-in-the-classroom

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It really is a simple act, but we also know that there are times where our students struggle with the act of kindness. Back in 1998, an international holiday was created to promote kindness everywhere with everyone. World Kindness Day was born and is now celebrated each year on November 13th. Celebrating the day can mean many things to many people, but the end result should be a spread of positivity.

Teaching Kindness

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I am always looking for ways for my students to grow as a community. World Kindness Day gives me the perfect reason to focus on doing things for others. We know that doing things for others gives so much to both parties and I know it changes my students. This is when I pull out my Kindness Challenge Cards.

Sometimes I will have students complete some of the 24 pages individually, but I actually prefer to do them at least in small groups. There is something so special about watching them work together on being kind. Their favorite activity is the Kindness Challenge Bingo Board. My favorite thing, available in both black and white and full color, are the Challenge Cards. We do at least one of these a day.

Class Community

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As teachers, we are always looking for ways to get our students writing! It is a skill that always needs more practice as our students improve their skills. When I use the Kindness Acrostic Poems my students actually enjoy our writing time. I use them both for individual literacy circles and for a whole class assignment. Sometimes I will put one on the board and we will decide how to fill it in together. It is always interesting to see all the different words that my students are able to produce. I use the included flash cards before we ever start the writing process. This helps my students begin to think about their purpose for their writing. The “pre-game” time is some of my favorite. Their wheels really start turning and natural brainstorming occurs. Each poem focuses on a different key word centered around World Kindness Day. The PDF includes 40 pages and is offered in both black and white and color. Your students will love describing things like friendship and respect.

Kindness Writing Focus

World Kindness Day is November 13th. But I love this concept so much that we usually celebrate for the entire month. With this many resources available it is easy to hold my students’ attention and get quality work out of them. I thoroughly enjoy seeing how they change throughout the month. After this focus, I begin to see little moments of kindness pop up in the classroom everyday. And if my students start to slip, I will sometimes pull out a piece of the resource and add it back in somewhere in our day as a reminder.

Celebrating All Month

I know that planning for anything can feel overwhelming, so I have every resource you need to make it easier over in my TpT Store. You are going to rock World Kindness Day with your students and I know that everyone will be better for it.

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