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10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 10
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 10

Doing kind things for others isn’t just about improving someone else’s life, it’s actually good for our health. There’s evidence to prove that kindness can improve mental health, happiness and even prolong life. After 9 weeks of acts of kindness we conclude the challenge with a really fun, ding-dong ditch type activity. It’s a little bit…

5 Free Kindness Posters For Students, Teachers, Kids And Parents
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5 Free Kindness Posters for Students, Teachers, Kids and Parents

Free Kindness Posters to Help You Encourage Positive Character Traits and Celebrate Kindness Day!If you enjoy the feel-good emotions produced when you are kind then perhaps you look forward to the official days that celebrate and encourage acts of kindness. Did you know there are 3 of them?Take a look at our free kindness posters…

30 Easy Acts Of Kindness To Teach Kids To Make The World Better
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30 Easy Acts of Kindness to Teach Kids to Make the World Better

Grab your free kindness activities and printables to encourage positive character traits.If you’re on this website there’s a fair chance that you already believe in the magical powers of kindness. The thing is that there’s really nothing all that miraculous about it and there’s scientific evidence to prove that and why it’s so darn good…

Enemy Pie Book Review & A Friendship Lesson
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Enemy Pie Book Review & A Friendship Lesson

Need a friendship lesson for your grade? This Enemy Pie read aloud is perfect!!!!Title: Enemy PieAuthor: Derek MunsonIllustrator: Tara KingAge group: 4 – 10 yearsTheme: Friendship, Problem-Solving, Bullying, Judgement, Respect Get Enemy Pie read aloud HERE! Enemy Pie is a wonderful picture story book for young children who struggle with friendship issues or feelings of exclusion. It’s…

Teach Students That Kindness Is Their Superpower!
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Teach Students That Kindness is Their Superpower!

Get your FREE Kindness is Your Superpower Coloring Page Below!When I teach Kindergarten or first-grade children, I always teach my students a little song called “Five Little Bluebirds” as a segway into a discussion about their superpower. I developed some motions for the song, and always end this subtraction-type song by making a very sad…

Make A Mind Jar: A Mindfulness Tool To Reduce Anxiety & Stress
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Make a Mind Jar: A Mindfulness Tool to Reduce Anxiety & Stress

I just love a funky little mind jar! They’re so easy to make but can have a powerful impact on children who are distracted or stressed.  Also called calm down jars, they’re a wonderful visual aid for helping kids relax when they experience stress, anxiety, or are overwhelmed for any reason. Because they’re so effective,…

They Look For Me

In the span of about 20 minutes I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to see almost every student enter the building. Some are dropped off by their parents. Others ride their bikes to school. But most of our students take the bus to school each morning. I try to give as many students…

Great Parent-Teacher Partnerships Inspire Student Success
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Great Parent-Teacher Partnerships Inspire Student Success

You’ve heard the old saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. When it comes to their education, the same principle should be applied in the form of a positive and proactive partnership between teachers, student and parents. I’m a huge advocate for clear, open communication between all parties to avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary stress….