Thursday, February 12, 2015

How to instill kindness in your classroom


Welcome to another Friday. Friday the 13th, the day before V-day, and a 3 day weekend. Wow. 

I'm going to be talking to you about Kindness. I truly believe this is something lacking in the world. Here are some tips on how to instill some kindness in your classroom. 

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Our guidance sent us this amazing kindness video. We've watched it at least twice a day this whole week. My kiddos B-E-G to watch it! Check it out. Click here.

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  This is my kindness pack that I created last year. I revamped it. I love all the new graphics. Your kiddos will love it too. Read below to find out what is included. It is a game-changer for my class.

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This is our kindness writing. We explored what kindness is and wrote about it.
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We then took our kindness pledge. Each kiddo received a personalized kindness pledge mini-certificate. The kiddos were very excited to sign this pledge and received their certificates. It solidified that they have made a kindness commitment.

I hung up the kindness pledge posters/poems and our signed kindness pledge. Everyone in 3rd grade is now able to see our pledge. We also started filling out our kindness bees. Every time someone does something nice for them, they write that act of kindness on a bee.

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 Another part of my Kindness pack goes along with Kid President. The students voted on what we will say more often this week. They picked "You can do it!". I think this is a great pick. Each week, we will vote on another phrase to say more often. 

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!



  1. This was just what I needed! My kids have been struggling with kindness all year and I am struggling to find a way to get them to understand. I'm showing that video TOMORROW!

    1. Hi there! How did the kiddos like the video? I hope it helps.

  2. Ooooo, I love this kindness pack! We've been working on this in our class as well. I have lots of sweeties, but several need extra support in this area.