Happy World Kindness Day!
What a wonderful day to talk about our similarities, differences, and spread kindness like confetti! I wish I could have done more this year, but it has been crazy busy over here in the library and I'm just getting back from an awesome, but lengthy, conference. I'm definitely making more of an effort next year.
Today, I celebrated by reading a wonderful book, The Bad Seed by Jory John, out loud to our students. Because we have over 700 students in our building, it would be hard for me to go around to each classroom in one day to read out loud so I recorded myself reading and then shared it with our teachers. This book is perfect for World Kindness Day because it talks about being kind to yourself and thinking positively. It's also nice to mention that sometimes we do not always understand what someone is going through or has gone through so treating others the way we would want to be treated is important.
Another good read aloud option would be We're All Wonders, but many of our teachers have already read it or they are currently reading Wonder. Isn't it awesome the movie is coming out this week?!?!
During brief glances on Twitter, I have seen where other teachers have used Flipgrid to start a Kindness Topic where students record positive messages about their classmates, teachers, or school workers. If I had more time this year, I would have loved to start one prior to today. But, I'll shoot for the stars next year! It would be an easy tie-in with the PBIS initiatives at our school.