Promoting Campus Wide Kindness

Hey Peeps! 
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
Today I am sharing with you an idea that my campus does to promote kindness all year round! 
This can be implemented campus wide, grade wide, or just your tiny noon in that big building. 
It is so important that not only teachers, but students recognize and praise kindness that they see happening around them. When one person is kind, it starts a chain reaction. 
**Cue camp favorite music here**
Our campus purchases giant stacks of colored card stock. 
We have our paras cut them into strips. 
The strips are placed in the teacher work room for us to grab as we need. 
I take these links and place them in two baskets. 
The left side houses the blank links, and the right side is where the kids place the links after they have been written in. 

Students take the link and write an act of kindness that someone did to THEM, or that they witnessed. 
If the link is about a student in the class the kid that wrote the link places it on their desk so that person can read and feel all warm and fuzzy! 
If a student wrote a link about a student in another class, I let the kids place the link in the teacher of that student’s box outside the classroom. 
Each classroom has a ‘Kindness Ambassador’. 
This kid has monthly meetings (with the other kindness ambassadors in the school) to help brainstorm ways to help spread kindness at our campus! 
My favorite job of theirs: they count the kindness links and staple them into chains. 
Once every few weeks I have the kindness ambassador count the links and staple, they I will quickly add the chains outside our classroom. 
If you want to to proudly display your link count, 
click {HERE} to download the image below! 
Our campus also has monthly kindness challenges to remind students to write links! 
This past month was, “Can You Build a Snowman with Kindness?” 
Every teacher started with a blank snowman silhouette. 
Each piece of the snowman was worth 50 links. 
We would celebrate 50 links and then the kindness ambassador would tape the piece of the snowman up as we were walking to PE. 
It was a great way to highlight the positive acts were happening! 

Here is our February Challenge:
Each teacher is assigned a heart that is hanging outside the main hallway. 
Each piece of the hear is worth 15 kindness links. 
We are counting kindness links for the month of February only. 

Could you adapt this to fit the needs of your school? 
I hope this was a Peppy Zesty idea for you! 
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Need new classroom activities to help change up the classroom management? This kindness activity is a wonderful way to promote friendship and citizenship!
Want more tips and inspiration to shake up your classroom? 
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Amber

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3 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jennifer Tice
    January 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    This is so wonderful! I love that there is an ambassador from each class.

  2. Reply
    Jayna
    April 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I LOVE this idea but I teach Kindergarten and most of my students can't write down the act of kindness. I don't have the time to write them down for the kids either. Any ideas about how this can work for Kindergarten???

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    Laughing Leopard Press
    November 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I love how your school is integrating kindness into everyday life and empowering students to take control of their school environment. Such a fun and clever way to build a habit of kindness=) For students who can’t write yet, could they draw pictures of the acts of kindness?

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