Friday, July 31, 2015

First Day Homework 2015

I've been reflecting on kindness this summer just for the world in general and for my classes more specifically. I remember when I've been feeling out of sorts and how that may come across as grumpy or "female doggy" or such, but what I really was was sad and on those occasions when someone was kind to me in some way that went a long way in making my day better. 

I also happened across the book, Everyday Kindness by Stephanie Dowrick, and am enjoying reading it so far (uh oh, death knell for my liking the book if my history of book praising has anything to do with it).

Anyway, I would like to hang a big sign with the saying:  

Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti 

outside my classroom, and I had the idea of the students creating little 3"x3" squares with ideas, you know, like confetti! Then I would pixelate using this alphabet:

Here is my handout that I will print on a variety of light colors of paper, and here are the first and second pages that the kids will get.


  1. Love it! Our schools and our kiddos definitely need more lessons like these!

  2. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Thanks, Katie. Hopefully, it will resonate through the year with more kindness.

  3. I love this idea too. I will be using something similar at the start of my high school math classes.

    Thank you!

    1. Anonymous6:25 AM

      Thanks, Daniel. I hope it spawns lots of kinder actions throughout the year for all of us.