In February, students celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week. Each day of the week, we had a different theme:
Monday was Share a Smile Day. (Students each received a smile sticker to remind them to share their smile all day.)
Tuesday was Give a Compliment Day and Mix-It Up at Lunch Day. First graders made Compli-mats. Each child created a place mat and every other classmate wrote a compliment about that child on the placemat. Watching the children read their placemats and smile was priceless.
Wednesday was Please and Thank You Day. Many students took the opportunity to write a thank you note to someone who does things for them all the time that they may not always remember to thank.
Thursday was Invite a New Group of Friends to Play at Recess Day.
Friday was Pay it Forward Day. Students focused on doing a kind act for someone at school as well as at home.