Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Teaching Kindness

There has been so much going on.  I now have a 3rd grader and and Kindergartener!  Where has time gone.  Between dance, piano, taekwondo, Girls on the Run, and other activities we have been beyond busy.

With everything going on, we wanted to bring our kiddos back to thinking about others.  After some thinking and a LOT of googling, I found this great idea over at TeachMama.  It is a 25 day countdown about the true meaning of the holiday.

I am giving my kiddos the same challenge of the day.  I remind them about their challenge if I see them during the day.  They tape it to their desk at school to remind themselves.  At dinner, we are talking about what all of us did to meet that challenge and think about others for the day.  They are LOVING this!

I am also doing this in the classroom.  I am introducing the challenge of the day in the morning and we are talking about them at the end of the day to see how we did.  I am hoping this gets us all thinking a little more about other people around us.

I highly recommend heading over to TeachMama to grab this FREEBIE to enjoy with your students!

So what have you done for someone else today??