Sunday, December 2, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness - A FREE Classroom Holidays Activity

I did it!!!!! I finally finished the LAST of my Grad school assignments and I am ready to walk!!!
OK so graduation isn't till the 11th, but I am SOOOOOO ready!

Since I'm officially done with my own homework, I finally had the time to think of my students this weekend. I didn't do anything fun for them in Thanksgiving and feel ridiculously guilty about it.
I wanted to do something fun but meaningful in December but religion free.
Its tough coming up with ideas that would work for the upper elementary grades that aren't "babyish".
That got me thinking about introducing Random Acts of Kindness for my kids.
So......
I created a little power point with a classroom activity for my kids, and as my first RAK I'm sharing it for free with all of you :)

The activity includes creating a RAK Journal, brainstorming RAK ideas as a class,
creating a class goal, and RAK tags (print for students so they can attach to their RAKs).

Pay It Forward by pinning it so other teachers can find it and share it with their students :)

Once students complete the class' goal (and my kids WILL), on the last day of school before break, 
I will throw them a Hot Chocolate Bar party & give them time for our book exchange :)

What do you do with your "big" kiddos this time of year?

Would love to hear your thoughts :)

Happy Holidays!


16 comments:

  1. YAYAYAYAYAY for finishing grad school!!!! I'd say celebrate with a drink ... but ... I guess I'll have one for you instead (does that count as my RAK???) ;)
    xo
    Jen

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    1. haha! It absolutely does Jen!!! Please do have one (or few) for me!!!!! Thanks :)

      xoxo

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  2. So glad to see you back in my blog roll!! YAY!!

    Lindsay
    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! I'm officially back :)

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  3. Gongrats on finishing! Love the RAK idea! I left you some feedback on your item at your TPT store. I'm trying to be diligent about leaving feedback on freebies I download.

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  4. Mazel Tov, Mor. So excited for you. Love RAK-we did it at my Title I school- K-6. So happy to see you blogging again. You have been missed.
    Arlene
    LMN Tree

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  5. This fits perfectly with my school's theme for December, Kindness! Have you ever looked at the Kindness Girl's blog? She would probably love to link up with you and your fabulous idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Congrats on finishing grad school!!! I love all the random acts of kindness activities and love that you have made this for classrooms:) Can't wait to check it all out:) Can I come to the hot cocoa bar? Lol! Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  7. This is such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing. :) I'm gonna have to think up a good RAK to pay it forward now!

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  8. Congrats Mor!!! You know I love this idea!! :)

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  9. I'm headed to your store now to download-what a fantastic idea! Congrats on graduate school-I remember those days. GAH! :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  10. Hi Sweet, Mor!
    Of course I've already downloaded this item and the wheels are spinning... well, actually, the wheels are sort of sputtering along because my mind works slower and slower as vacation approaches.
    Congrats on finishing. I'll celebrate with Jen Runde on your behalf!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  11. YAY!!! So happy for you!!!! When does baby make his/her arrival? I thought it was soon.

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  12. Congrats on graduation! That is a HUGE deal! And, a baby? SUCH a busy and exciting time for you!

    I just found you and I am so excited about it! What rock have I been under? :)

    I am having a giveaway and would be honored if you dropped by. :)

    Growing Firsties

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  13. Congrats on graduating - that's awesome!
    - Leslie

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