I thought I would check in with you and see how you were doing with the kindness challenge. We started with the first 90 days and I shared some curriculum plans that included "bucket" lessons.
How can you keep the challenge going? A few years ago my school had a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) week. When teachers saw students showing a random act of kindness, they would write a little note and turn it into the office. We would then draw a few on our morning news show and read them aloud. It was such a simple thing, we didn't even offer prizes!
The kids and teachers really got into it. After the first day, teachers were writing them for each other and students were asking if they could turn in RAK cards. The answer? Of course! That's the beauty of a simple system, it can be expanded without causing a workload crisis.
Weeks after our RAK day, I would receive cards of kindness in my box. I made a point to say something to the teacher or student who was honored even though we no longer read them on the news. The next year, I had people asking when we were going to do RAK again.
October is bullying prevention month. How awesome would it be to introduce the PRO-social skill of kindness as a replacement behavior in addition to anti-bullying lessons? I've created some cute RAK cards that you can copy and use for a Random Act of Kindness week at your school! Click on the picture below to download!