November and December Fun in Room 225
Random Acts of Kindness Challenge
After watching a couple video clips about kindness, reading a picture book, and discussing in depth why being kind is so very important and often missed in our culture today - we embarked on our journey of AWESOME... I mean kindness!
The white door was almost completely FILLED with an array of colors and acts of pure giving the first day. We brainstormed as a class, but the leaps and bounds the 6th graders took in the direction of kind was immeasurable. I think the coolest part is two weeks in and the momentum is still going. I have never seen such joy painted on these faces and enthusiasm FELT in our classroom - all around the idea of helping/loving/giving to others, with nothing expected in return.
Two of our favorites by far were total class acts.
Each student created a number of bookmarks with positive encouraging messages, and we hid them in books all throughout the school library. (we made sure to include "pass it on" so we can spread the message of kindness to even more people!)
We also wrote good luck notes to the 5th graders. We gave them tips on how to absolutely ROCK their upcoming explorer presentations. In complete ninja mode - we snuck into their classrooms and hid the notes while they were out.