Our new PBS theme for the month of February is “kindness.” This month, we want the students to concentrate on how they can be kind to everyone. Being kind is so easy to do that we are going to be doing a “Kindness Challenge” where every day the students will be given a challenge to be kind at school. These challenges are designed for the students to complete at school but we will be sending home a bingo board for them to complete outside of school too, if you would like. Examples of what the students are going to be asked to do every day are, compliment a classmate, ask 3 people about their day, and smile at everyone you walk past all day. At the end of the day we will share out how we were kind that day! When everyone is kind we build a sense of belonging and safety at school!
Please help us out by talking with your children, reading books about being kind to everyone and modeling the desired behavior.
Lessons we will be doing in class:
I am kind when ….
Why is it important to be kind and not leave others out?
Productive Thinking Talent to think of ways to be kind to others.
Writing notes of appreciation to the cafeteria workers, janitors or other staff members who normally don’t receive recognition.
Write a letter to a friend or classmate, highlighting their strengths.
Some books that target this area of PBS are:
Each Kindness – By: Jacqueline Woodson
The Invisible Boy – By: Trudy Ludwig
Kindness is Cooler Mrs. Ruler – By: Margorie Cuyler