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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Introduction: 50 minutes; thereafter: 15 minutes per session, for one month|
Grand Island, Nebraska
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September 25, 2012
I am currently in my last year of school to get my elementary education licensure, and I just came across this while doing some research for a class and I just wanted to say that this is such a beautiful unit! I don't think many people value the teaching of kindness like they should, and I think this is a great incorporation of history with activism that can really get the students involved in making a difference. Thanks for sharing this, I'll definitely be doing this with my future peewees!
February 09, 2012
This unit is fantastic! It really is a great incorporation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s message, Valentine's Day and the 100th day of school. My students are so proud of their accomplishments and their parents are thrilled to see how eager their children are to help others. I decorated a Valentine's-themed bulletin board on which we tack up notes acclaiming acts of kindness and where keep our 100's chart. For a culminating celebration we are having a service learning project (we'll make no-sew tie blankets to donate to a local nonprofit center). This unit is fun and exciting, but above all it encourages and empowers students to know that kids can make a difference.
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