Hillside Grade School held its annual Kindness Week from Feb. 22-26, with a theme of “Chews Kindness.” Kindness Week is a special tradition at the school and first grade teacher Terri Blanc took leadership in coordinating this year’s Building Leadership Team event.
Teachers utilized Google Slides to keep tallies of kind acts and words through a virtual gumball machine. A gumball was added whenever a teacher saw someone being kind in their classroom, a student shared that a peer or teacher was kind to them or a student discussed something kind they did themselves. A list of books, videos and songs were also included through a Kindness Virtual Classroom.
At the end of the week, the gumball machines were shared and a grand total of the acts of kindness was revealed.