Kindergarten and 1st grade students created online Valentine cards, which we printed and decorated for a teacher or support staff member of our school. 2nd through 5th graders used their Google accounts to write special notes using Google Docs as their word processing tool. Notes were printed and placed in envelopes that students decorated for our 60 staff members. Students were also encouraged to write notes to family members, friends and classmates.
The response of our students to this assignment was heart-warming and I was inspired by the kindnesses that I witnessed. Several students wrote notes to each other and it was great to see the notes given and compliments received by students. 4th and 5th graders also enjoyed decorating the envelopes that held the compliments for staff members.
If you are interested in a website that has a great list of ideas for activities that your family could do to promote kindness try the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website at https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideasand look up the Kindness Boomerang video on YouTube.
Opportunities surround us every day to inspire others with random acts of kindness. I hope you will be inspired to share acts of kindness throughout this month and beyond.