This year I wanted to begin promoting kindness from the very beginning of the year. I searched this summer for the perfect book and I found it. A Little Spot of Kindness written by Diane Alber was just what I needed to create kindness activities for my room, and set the stage for an amazing year.
This summer, I transformed my learning tree into a kindness tree. I made little spots with the ways we can show kindness printed on them. I chose yellow, green, and orange because those are my classroom colors. They are now hanging high for my students to see. I also took these same spots and laminated them and put them on a ring. They will be out in my reading center all year as a friendly reminder of the ways to show kindness.