Nurturing Kindness in Today's Classroom

                           
In the stressed out climate of today's world, it is more important than ever to find ways to start nurturing kindness in today's classroom! Today's blog post has a few suggestions for you, so let's get started!

KINDNESS IN THE CLASSROOM


BOOKS, BOOKS, and MORE BOOKS!


                                                             

I bet you have some of these texts in your classroom. My two faves are the newer one Be Kind and the lovely, wordless picture book I Walk with Vanessa. I also have learned a lot from the Berenstain Bears since I was a child myself in the 80s! Which one is your favorite?!  (Clicking on any bring you to Amazon to get more info).


RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS



Here's a fun way to get your class organized and start a random act of kindness, and its a freebie! Click here to grab it from Teachers Pay Teachers.

VIDEOS TO SHARE

In this cute video, young kids explain what kindness is and give some examples. I find sometimes children listen more to other children so it may be worth a watch.

This is a fun song that students created for a Kindness Matters challenge!

Adorable song called Kindness is a Muscle!

This is a lovely read aloud from Story Time Family of the book Be Kind.

WRITING A CLASS BOOK

I have loved writing class books with second graders. Often we do something like choose a topic, say kindness, and each student illustrates a pictures and writes a sentence or two about the topic, then we put it together into a book. We also have created books where each student picks a different topic and we combine it into a book about "How to be a Good Friend" (or something similar).

Want more ideas? Check out my blog post called 10 Ways to Help Kids be Kind.  Do you have another suggestion for nurturing kindness in today's classroom? Comment and let me know!





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