Tag Archives: Kindness Calendar

What difference does a week of kindness make?

You tell us!

Try just one week of daily kind acts – for animals, people and the environment. It doesn’t require extra class time (or prep time), but can make a big impact. Ask students to commit to one act of kindness each day and record what they did. We have a checklist (or this simpler checklist for younger students) to provide your students with ideas they can use at school and at home. This is a great exercise for everyone – from very young students to adults that work in the school.

Represent your success by creating a simple tally chart, putting leaves on a kindness tree or one of these other ideas.

Grade 2 Kindness Tree
Kindness Tree

When your class is finished the week of kindness, ask them how it went! Use these reflection questions to have students consider how their actions impacted others and themselves.

Finally let us know about it! We’ll put your class on our Kindness Map and send Kindness Counts stickers.

End the year on a positive note! Let’s Practice Empathy Together!

It’s spring – get outside and… learn!

As the days get longer and temperatures return to the plus side of zero, Albertans naturally start spending more time outdoors. Along with the newly budding leaves and flowers, field trips and environmental activities seem to flourish in spring. Our Kindness Calendar lists many events with educational components – often global in perspective but with…Continue Reading

Christmas Bird Count Underway!

…and is a great way to observe wildlife in your community! The Audubon Christmas Bird count is the longest-running citizen science survey in the world, and this year it takes place December 14 to January 5. Families, students, scientists and birders from beginner to experienced make up the participants who collect important data which help…Continue Reading

Five Fun Finds for February!

There are lots of opportunities to learn about animals, foster empathy and engage your students. Follow us on twitter or join our facebook group to regularly receive suggestions and ideas. 1. Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count: (February 14-17). It can take as little as 15 minutes! It’s free, fun, easy—and your students can…Continue Reading

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