Bear Business

2019-2020 Issue 13, November 11, 2019

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50 Acts of Kindness for the Classroom

  1. Hold the door open for the person behind you.
  2. Let a classmate go in front of you in line.
  3. Hold the water fountain for someone else.
  4. Give a friend a pencil.
  5. Tell someone you are happy to see them.
  6. Give your teacher a compliment.
  7. Give the principal a compliment.
  8. Read a book to a friend or younger student.
  9. Be ready when the teacher starts class or a lesson.
  10. Say hi to someone you don't know.
  11. Talk to someone who doesn't have a lot of friends.
  12. Invite someone new to play with you at recess.
  13. Write a thank you note to the librarian.
  14. Pick up trash in the hallway.
  15. Pick up trash in the classroom.
  16. Be a helper to your teacher.
  17. Give the janitor a compliment.
  18. Write the janitor a note saying how great things look.
  19. Invite someone to sit with you at lunch.
  20. Clean your desk without being asked.
  21. Write your teacher a nice note on your homework.
  22. Draw a picture for the art teacher with a nice note.
  23. Help another student with his or her classroom job.
  24. Tell a joke or make someone laugh.
  25. Make a card or note for your bus driver.
  26. Compliment the chef in the cafeteria.
  27. Smile at people, especially those who aren't smiling.
  28. Ask your teacher if you can help with anything.
  29. Get ready for the next subject quickly.
  30. Say "Good Morning" to others when you get to school.
  31. Bring a treat for someone else.
  32. Tell someone you are thankful for them and say why.
  33. Give a book you are done with to another student.
  34. Donate books to the classroom.
  35. Help another student who is struggling.
  36. If someone drops things in the hallway (even a teacher), help pick up.
  37. Write a nice note or draw a picture for another student.
  38. Sit next to or talk to someone who looks upset.
  39. Let another student borrow a pencil, eraser, crayons, markers, or something else they forgot or don't have.
  40. Say "hi" and smile to other students and adults in the hallway.
  41. Make cards to send to a senior center.
  42. Thank a soldier with a special note.
  43. Compliment your friend's parents.
  44. Leave something special in someone else's mailbox - or even for your mailman.
  45. Dry the slides and swings on the playground after it rains.
  46. Say "bless you" when someone sneezes.
  47. Say "please" and "thank you" a lot.
  48. Clean up, even if you didn't make the mess.
  49. Donate tissues or bring other things for the classroom.
  50. Do something before your teacher asks you.

Counselor's Corner

In honor of World Kindness Day, here's some science-based advice for parents who want to teach their kids to be kind. According to Harvard Psychologist Richard Weissbourd, about 80 percent of the kids in the study he conducted felt that their parents were more concerned about their kids' achievement and happiness than their care for others. Yikes! Here are five strategies to raise kind kids: 1. Make caring for others a priority. 2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude. 3. Expand your child's circle of concern. 4. Be a strong moral role model and mentor. 5. Guide children in managing upset feelings. For more tips, check out Source: The Washington Post

Meet Our Bears!

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Ms. Amy Carlton

Every week we want to introduce you to a fabulous Bear that works at Bayyari. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and we can't wait for you to get to know them!

Ms. Carlton is from Springdale, Arkansas. This is her fifteenth year teaching. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching.

When not teaching, Ms. Carlton enjoys reading, shopping, and spending with her family. She loves Jesus, her family, dogs, Razorbacks, antiques, and the color red. Ms. Carlton loves to help others.

Upcoming Events


11 - 5th Grade Music Program - Veteran's Day - 8:15 am

13 - World Kindness Day

15 - Naturals and Strike Out Hunger Assembly

22 - Bear Bash - 1:45 pm

23 - Girls on the Run Race

25-29 No School - Thanksgiving Break


9-13 Winter MAP Testing K-5 Math and Reading

10 - Parent University

19 - Bear Bash - 1:45 pm

20 - Sing-a-long - 9:00 am