The Random Acts of Kindness website is a terrific resource to help students celebrate Valentine's Day. The principal and school counselor were consulted and offered support for this school-wide initiative.
I started by posting a Random Acts of Kindness poster on the message board that greets all who enter the office.
Random Acts of Kindness packets were created for teachers, using the calendar, monster patterns, and other reproducibles found on the website. I also instituted a drawing for teachers, offering as a prize a recently published book on kindness.
In the library, students create kindness bookmarks and secretly place each one inside a library book. Pictured is the first student to discover a kindness bookmark. He was so thrilled and bounded up to me, grinning from ear to ear.
By using some of the suggested books, lessons plans, and activities, Random Acts of Kindness has had a positive impact on students and staff at our school.
I like talking about books and interesting ideas. I like thinking about how books affect my life. Not particularly interested in giving out stars or in rating books.