Thursday, May 2, 2013

Kindness is Cooler

Today we read Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler, by Margery Cuyler.

In the book, Miss Ruler's class keeps track of kind deeds on a bulletin board.  The children do so many good deeds, like clearing the table after dinner and  helping other people, and soon they have 100 acts of kindness.

After we read the story, I did have them watch the Life Vest video that I posted yesterday, and they were so precious.  I was actually trying to talk through some of the kind things the people were doing for other people, and got choked up watching how sweet my class was watching the video.  It was perfect for kindergarten. I wondered if it may be over their heads, but they completely got it.   We watched it 3 times today. :) They asked if they could watch it before recess if they got ready reallllly quickly.  It is only five minutes.  Here it is again, just because I loved it.

My class was really excited to share some kind things they each had done for other people, so we decided make our own heart board!  I have practically no wall space, so we are starting it on one of my whiteboards.  If we get lots and lots, I am thinking I will continue onto the windows.  It will actually be fun to have those kindness hearts EVERYWHERE!  Today we put on lots to show that even small acts of kindness make people feel good. If one piggybacked on another, I put them beside each other. We talked about how boomerangs come back to you when you throw them, just like being kind comes back to make you feel better.    Here is our chart so far:

Everyone went home very excited to add to our board tomorrow, so I can't wait to see what stories I have in the morning!

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