'Kindness Box' is a Positive Culture Builder

WR Third Grader's 'Kindness Box' is a Positive Culture Builder
Posted on 05/09/2019
WR Third Grader's 'Kindness Box' is a Positive Culture BuilderWhen students come up with a great idea, it can quickly expand into a school-wide initiative! 

Western Row third grader Penny Hastings' idea for spreading kindness came from the heart.

"I just came up with an idea to help spread kindness," shared Hastings. "Oh... and I had nothing to do that night so I thought it would be fun!" 

Hastings' idea was immediately supported by her teacher and principal. 

"Penny came into school one day with a Kleenex box and said, 'Look Mrs. Gholz I made a kindness box yesterday!" shared WR third grader teacher Kelly Gholz. "I was so impressed that Penny took an idea that she had and put it into action."

Students in Gholz's classroom had read a book titled, What Kindness Looks Like. The class talked together about being kind every day and what that means. 

"I took Penny up to see our principal, Mrs. Vivian Alvarez, right away and showed her the Kindness Box" added Gholz. "Together we all came up with the idea of Penny and the girls making the Kindness box a school wide incentive to help spread kindness."

Students place written forms of acts of kindness into the box, or simply a motivational saying, such as 'You are Amazing!' or 'Be a kind friend and help someone in class today!'.

"The idea is that someone will take a post it from the box and perform that kindness act, or read the inspirational saying and think of an act of kindness or inspirational saying to put inside the box for the next person," explained Gholz.
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