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Be Kind You Can't Rewind “Kindness Program” by Jammin' Randy
This program can be used for one class or an entire school.
Bullying is a huge issue in our communities with varying degrees of severity, ranging from school yard teasing to online harassment. Jammin' Randy's “Be Kind You Can't Rewind” is a week long program that focuses on students being kind to one another and gives students some tips about how to deal with bullies.
The best way to learn to be kind is to practice kindness. Each day of the week has a theme and a song to go with that theme.
Monday is Make an effort to be kind day. Older students start a week long journal activity where they keep track of the good and not so good qualities they have exhibited each day. At the end of the week students summarize their week into a story. Hopefully it is a good story they will be proud of!
Tuesday is Take time to be a friend to others day. Take this day to get to know someone you don't usually spend time with.
Wednesday is Wake up and smile to everyone you see day. If you start out your day with a positive outlook and treat others with kindness it will spread to those around you. Teacher can give smiley face stickers to students that are treating others with kindness and smiling!
Thursday is Thumbs down to putdowns day. Go the entire day without putting anyone down or talking badly about someone.
Friday is Friendly to everyone day. It is important to be a friend to others. Everyone needs a friend and should feel included. Include others that you might not include in your activities on this day.
Weekend is the time to reflect on your week and finish the journal activity. Summarize your story and reflect on how you treated others. Is your story a story you can be proud of? Is it a story you will be proud to read in a few years? Is it a story where you wish that you would of treated others with more kindness?
What is included in this program?
**Eight MP3 song files
“A Hero Story”, “Be Kind You Can't Rewind”, “I Need a Friend”, “I Know How to Deal With a Bully”
“You Didn't Know”, “Thumbs Down to Putdowns”, “Take a Walk In My Shoes”,“The Person I Want To Be”
**“A Kindness Story” Journal Worksheet
**“Teachers Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans for the week”
**”Be Kind You Can't Rewind” poster
**"Take a Walk In My Shoes" Skit and lesson
**"Be Kind Pledge Certificate"