Do you find the time to teach kindness with all the demands of testing? When I first started teaching,
I didn't know where to begin. Luckily, I found some wonderful books that changed my classroom. I started teaching lessons on kindness but more importantly I taught kindness by example.
I started passing out little happy notes that shared positive quotes and motivational messages. I would pass out happy notes to students who were having a rough day or just because! Motivating students with these happy notes were simple and effective. The happy notes inspired my students to be kind and spread a smile. This year students will a pass out happy notes around school. Their job will be to make the world a happier place by spreading smiles and happy notes. They will learn to pay it forward because keeping the notes will NOT help the smiles grow. How fun would it be to mail seeds of happiness and happy notes to distant family members and ask them to mail their favorite positive quotes back or better yet another classroom? Think ... Flat Stanley Pays It Forward.
This set includes 28 happy note designs. I recommend printing on cardstock for durability. You could even laminate.
Scatter Seeds of Kindness and Happiness!