(January 25-29, 2015)
Monday: Show Some Love (Wear Red, pink or Hearts). Start bringing in spare change for the “Kind Coins for Kenya” project. (Each class will be given a large envelope or shoe box to decorate for their classes coins).
Tuesday: Team Kindness (Wear your favorite sports team shirts). All students will watch the Kind Coins for Kenya video during Specials. Write a ‘Thank You Note’ to someone you care about. Tell them how much you appreciate them.*EACH CLASS WILL MEET DURING SPECIALS TO VIEW
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday- “Mix it Up”! (Wear mix=matched clothes). Introduce yourself to someone new!
Thursday: Peace, Love and Kindness Day (Wear tie dyed clothes or peace signs). What does peace mean to you? How do you advocate for peace?
Friday: Friendly Friday- “Beutel Pride”! (Wear school shirts/ school colors) How do you show Beutel Pride?*Popcorn Friday
KIND COINS FOR KENYA PROJECT
Kind Coins for Kenya is a global service project to help build a new school in a village in Kenya. For one week, students will collect spare change at home to be donated for a new school. Please encourage your student(s) to participate by bringing in any extra change during Kindness Week (January 25-29) through February 12.
All A.P. Beutel students and staff are invited to participate.
During the week of The Great Kindness Challenge (January 25-29).
*The Great Kindness Challenge Kick-Off!
1. All children in the world deserve to go to school. Giving to others teaches compassion. 3. Learning about global issues helps students to be active global citizens. 4. This dynamic way to fulfill one of the 50 acts of kindness, “Make a wish for a child in another country.” 5. To unify all Great Kindness Challenge schools around one common service project. Kindness is working together!
1. Watch our “Kind Coins for Kenya” video. (We will watch through SPECIALS on Tuesday, January 26th). 2. The video is a catalyst to discuss the need for a school in Kenya’s Mikei Village. 3. Brainstorm using a venn diagram to compare and contrast the needs of our new school vs. the needs of Mikei’s new school. 4. Each class will create and decorate an envelope, jar or collection container to collect the spare change. 5. Students collect spare change around the house, ask neighbors to contribute, host a lemonade stand, take it to their parent/guardian’s workplace, or any other creative way. 6. On February 14 (Valentine’s Day)- all money will be collected and counted. 7. Each student who donates money can write a “wish” for the Wall of Wishes.
Where does the money go? All collected money goes to Kids for Peace, the nonprofit that host the Great Kindness Challenge. Kinds for Peace is partnering with an NGO in Kenya to build the school.
What is the money used for? Donated money will be used to build a new school in Kenya. Our goal is to build fully equipped 6 room schools for approximately 200 students, ages 4-8 years old.