The Great Kindness Challenge - January 23-27, 2017

The Mitchell School is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge again this year.  It is one school week (January 23-27) devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, choosing from one of the checklists below. Help us create a culture of kindness in our school and community. It is free, is easy to implement and has the power to increase tolerance, unity and respect for all.  Our school is proudly participating in this proactive, positive, nation-wide bully prevention program.

You will see one of the checklists below in your child's red folder on January 23.  We have many fun activities planned for the week.  Keep scrolling down -- links to videos and songs and a booklist are shared below. Thank you for supporting this initiative in our community.

                    (YouTube videos -- be ready to close out of the advertising pop-ups)

Kind-Hearted Hand - The Great Kindness Challenge Theme Song  

Kind-hearted Hand song WITH lyrics 

Kindness Matters! Easy Ways YOU Can Make Your School a Kinder Place!  (This is a good way to introduce the Great Kindness Challenge to your students)  
Advertisement from an insurance agency in Thailand --  Thai Good Stories by Linaloved 


Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch - Eileen Spinelli
John’s Whistle  - Lili Ferreiros and Sonja Wimmer
The Lion and the Mouse - Bernadette Watts
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters - John Steptoe
Because Amelia Smiled - David Ezra Stein
Each Kindness - Jacqueline Woodson
The Invisible Boy - Trudy Ludwig
The Kindness Quilt - Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Have You Filled a Bucket Today - Carol McCLoud
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
The Golden Rule  - Ilene Cooper