W.S. Mount Elementary School joined hundreds of schools and communities around the world recently in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Throughout the week, students and staff
members participated in a number of activities geared toward spreading kindness
throughout their school and community.
Each class decorated a white heart to represent their commitment to perform acts of kindness, not only for the week ahead but also continuously throughout their everyday lives. Additionally, students or staff members “caught” exhibiting an act of kindness had their good deeds highlighted on a smaller paper heart, which was affixed to a character education ribbon and displayed on classroom doors and hallways.
Each day was each assigned a specific theme – from encouraging proper greetings and extending verbal or written thank yous, to reaching out and doing something nice for others. The scheduled theme was specific to the week’s overarching message.
The weeklong initiative also tied into literacy, as several reading materials that pertain to kindness and compassion were emphasized in reading lists. Lastly, speakers provided a quote of the day over the loud speaker to encourage acts of kindness as they applied to each day of the week.