Do your students struggle with understanding kindness? Teaching our students to be a good friend and be kind to one another is often something that gets lost in the fast paced world of education. We often tell our students to “be a good friend” or “be kind”, but how often do we TEACH them how to do this?
I teamed up with 8 other Teachers Pay Teachers sellers to bring you 9 FREE resources designed to breakdown the very abstract concept of “kindness” in a way that our special education students can understand. We have included resources for all levels and ages of students.
In my download, you will get a free interactive book which highlights different ways we can show kindness to others. The acts are simple enough that our students can begin doing them right away. Here is a page from the book:
To encourage kindness in my classroom, I started using a kindness jar. Every time a student is “caught” being kind to another person, they get to put a heart with their name on it into the kindness jar.
When I told my class about it, they had trouble understanding what they would have to do to get their name in the jar… they thought they should get a heart just for following the rules! The interactive book really helped them understand that it is more than just following the rules. You can download the kindness jar labels and heart templates in my FREE #KindnessRules:Interactive Book Set.
Don’t forget to search #KindnessRules on TPT (or click the picture below) to snag the other 8 FREE resources. Be sure to share this post with other teachers you think could use the resources!!