Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!
There’s no better time than now to focus attention on the importance of kindness in our world today.
Teachers have the opportunity to involve students in character building activities that demonstrate kindness. Doing so…
1) models kindness in action.
2) engages kids in fun and functional activities that encourage kindness and help improve the likelihood that they will be caring and kind people as they grow up.
Try the following activities that encourage kindness…
♥ Cheer with “Ed” – Reward students who exhibit kindness in your classroom by inviting them to hold a stuffed toy, like “Ed,” a lively bumblebee, and lead the class in a “Let’s Encourage Kindness Cheer” on random days.
Prepare ahead by teaching kids your “Let’s Encourage Kindness Cheer.” Use my simple one below or make up your own.
Teacher (T): Give me a K!
Students (S): K!
(T): Give me an I!
(T): Give me an N!
(T): Give me a D!
(T): What does it spell?
(T): How will we act today?
(S): Kindness will be our way!
Let’s encourage kindness by teaching kids to be buddies, not bullies. Try this… (more…)