Catching kindness Freebies and a Giveaway!

TGIF!!! After sitting in inservice for 3 days and then working in our classrooms, we are ready for a long weekend before the kiddos walk through the door on Wednesday. But before we both head off in different directions to camp over the long weekend with our families, we wanted to share a few things with you!

We just love this book as a great introduction to bucket filling! It's perfect for first grade and will help our kiddos understand the importance if showing kindness to others.

After reading this book to our first graders, we are going to brainstorm ways we can be kind to help them better understand what kindness looks like and how they can show kindness toward others.

We also are incorporating this cute little chart into our classroom as well.

Each of our kiddo's names will be on a bucket.  When we've got a few minutes here and there between activities our first graders will have an opportunity to share about another child they might have noticed showing kindness. We then will fill out a kindness note and put it in the pocket of the child who was showing kindness. We did this last year, just slightly different (used a bulletin board instead) and the kids enjoyed it and it worked! We're thinking we'll have the kids take their kindness notes home weekly.  We made several different kindness notes and thought you might like them too!  You can find them {HERE}!

And to go along with our kindness activities, were going to incorporate Brag Tags! Boost Promotions contacted us and offered free tags for us to try out. We definitely said YES!  We are going to make sure that in the first few weeks of school each one of our students earns their kindness tag.  Each day we'll select a few students who have shown kindness and we'll explain what that student had done. By the end of the first few weeks, all of our kiddos will have earned their tags.  We're going to pass out the other tags as well throughout the year.  Boost Promotions has so many to choose from, and you can customize them.  We added our school name on the tags and they turned out ADORABLE!

If you'd love some of these yourself, Boost Promotions has offered to give one one of our followers 100 tags and one set of small chains! The winner will also be able to choose up to four different types of tags (they come in sets of 25).  If you'd like to enter this giveaway simply comment below and if you have a blog and/or Facebook page, Boost Promotions would also LOVE for share about this giveaway.  Simply leave a link in your comment.  You can also follow them through their newsletter, Pinterest, and Facebook.  Links are below. Make sure to enter by Monday night so we can choose a winner.

Boost Promotions Blog

Boost Promotions Newsletter

Boost Promotions FaceBook Page

Boost Promotions Pinterest Page

Winner will be announced Tuesday, September 3rd!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!


  1. i would love the tags, mary at

  2. I would love to use the tags in my classroom! I have seen so many acts of kindness already in the early weeks of school!

  3. The brag tags look great! My kids would love them and would be proud to wear them!

  4. another teacher dreaming of those tags! :)

  5. Those tags look absolutely awesome! What a wonderful idea - I love it! ��

  6. These would be great to win!

  7. This will make someone very happy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I love the brag tags! They are such a great idea! I know my students would be motivated by these and they would really add to having a safe and respectful classroom environment. Thanks for the chance to win!