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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

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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
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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Carrie Johnston

October 20, 2013

I am a homeschool parent, but have volunteered at the school as well. I think this is a wonderful tie-in of several important ideas. Lessons mean so much more when children are given concrete ways to affect their own worlds.


Emma Smith

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!


Suzy Boyko

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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