Did you know that October 5th is Do Something Nice Day? No, I’m not making that up! Google it and you’ll see! I was looking for holidays in October and this day caught my eye. What a great way to focus on being a good citizen and thinking of others!
To help you celebrate, I created this Do Something Nice Day printable which you can download from the seasonal page on Teaching Resources. When you hand it out to students, spend a few moments discussing what it means to do something nice for others. Sometimes the small things mean the most, so brainstorm a list of ideas. How about complimenting someone, sharing something, or offering a word of encouragement to someone who is discouraged? What about offering to unload the dishes at home or helping your mom or dad prepare dinner?
Ask your students to jot down what they do for others on October 5th and return it the next day to share. I would not have them share with the class since these items may be personal, but you can have them talk about how they felt doing good deeds for the day. Then remind them that every day can be Do Something Nice Day!
– Posted by Laura Candler ~ Teaching Resources ~ http://www.lauracandler.com
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