Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness Week or RAK Week is from March 11-15. RAK Week is when we encourage students, staff and families to engage in random acts of kindness. Our goal is for students to see and feel the impact of kindness on their community and more specifically, how one kind act can spread kindness to others. There will be several activities going on during RAK week, such as daily themes and completing the acts of kindness listed on the checklist (upper grades) or bingo card (lower grades).
We will also have the Appreciation Station set up from Tuesday to Thursday, which is where students can write a thank you letter to various staff members such as teachers, bus drivers, and cafeteria staff. Students will also be recording acts of kindness done TO them by writing on a paper slip which will then be connected to other slips to create a paper chain. The paper chain will start in their classroom and be collected at the end of the week to be hung up in one of the hallways. Students love seeing how many acts of kindness have been recorded and it is a great visual to see how kindness can spread.
During this month, we encourage families to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week as well! You can use some of the suggested discussion questions or books below. Your family can also choose to perform an act of kindness together! It can be anything from donating toys or clothes, drawing pictures for a local hospital or nursing home or helping someone with their bags at the store. Remember that when performing acts of kindness, we do it without expecting anything in return! If you do complete an act of kindness as a family, please share with us or your child/children’s teacher- we’d LOVE to hear about it!
Talk About Kindness
Use these questions to talk about kindness with your child or children.
Read About Kindness
Check out some of these books from the library or find read alouds online to read about kindness as a family. There are many other books about kindness. This is not a comprehensive list.
“Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena
“The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig
“Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson
“How Kind!” By Mary Murphy
K- Being Kind, What Makes a Good Friend?
1st- Compliments, Making and Keeping Friends
2nd- THINK before you speak, Test Anxiety & Testing Strategies
3/7- Early Dismissal, End of 3rd nine weeks
3/8- Wear RED for CARING
3/11-3/15- RAK Week
3/14- Report Cards
3/19- Parent/Teacher Conferences
3/25-3/29- Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)