Classroom Community: Caught in the Act of Being Kind

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about our society and how divided we are, so I came up with the idea of this character building and classroom community activity, Caught in the Act of Being Kind, to help our children become kinder to one another and adults. You can do this with one classroom, your team or the entire school. To make it even more effective, it can be used at home with parents and siblings.

This is a simple idea, whenever you or your students see someone doing a kind deed for someone else, they will give that person a Caught in the Act of Being Kind card or the receiver of the kind act may give the person a card to be put into their Caught in the Act Booklet.

As educators, we know that when we do something kind or charitable for another person, it is not only beneficial to them, but it allows us to feel some warm fuzzies too. This can be done throughout the school year.

☞The objectives of this resource are:

☺To improve self image.

☺To learn how to give and receive compliments

☺To build classroom/school community

☺To reinforce writing skills

☞Research has shown that:

♥When you do something kind for someone else, you feel good inside.

♥The greatest thinkers believe, happiness is found in helping others.

♥Giving is a powerful pathway to personal growth and lasting happiness.

♥This is what other teachers are saying about this resource.

♥“I love having something like this that encourages kindness and doing the right thing no matter the age group!" Thanks!! by Katherine G

♥ "This resource will certainly help to encourage a positive atmosphere in classrooms. Our school used a similar program years ago, and the students loved it. Thanks for the clever and customizable certificates." by Gramma Elliott

♥ “Thank you for making my teaching life less stressful by inventing the wheel so I don't have to. Bless you for all that you do for teachers everywhere.” By Kristin Holm

☞This is what you’ll get:

☺Complete lesson plans

☺Letter to parents

☺Cover page in color & black/white

☺Caught in the Act cards

☺Caught in the Act blank pages

When I did this activity with my 6th graders, Words can’t express the way everyone felt after giving and receiving their cards. The twinkle in their eyes and the smiles on there faces were priceless. I can say that we became more like to a family and less like a classroom. The end of the year came too soon and we all hugged and cried as we said good-bye. It was a year that I’ll never forget and I’m sure they won’t either.

☞This resource can be used for:

✔ Middle School

✔ Upper Elementary

✔ Special Ed Classrooms

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