Kindess. Is it present in your classroom? It’s one of those things we really hope our students already know about when they walk into our classroom. BUT reality is, you will have students who are unkind. Feelings will get hurt, kids will be kids. The first few days of school are the perfect time to build a sense of classroom community. If you set the standards high in the beginning, hopefully it will be a positive, successful year!
One of the best ways for students to understand kindness, is to visualize what that might look like in the classroom. This printable book (or posters!) gives 12 examples and pictures of how to be kind to each other. It is a great intro to what kindness is and can really get a discussion going!
After learning all about kindness, students can write about a way that they can be kind. This writing activity allows them to reflect on what they have learned and think of a way to apply it.
They also need that home connection! Send them home with this book to read with their families. It can start some meaningful conversations and get them thinking about ways to be kind at school, home, church, gymnastics, ball practice, the store, or anywhere they go!
We could all use a little reminder to be kind, can’t we?!? Grab this FREE poster in my TpT store to hang in your classroom! 🙂
What is your favorite way to teach about kindness in the classroom? I would love to hear your ideas…for all ages!