As usual, I feel like I’m a day late and a dollar short. When I was teaching full-time, I felt as if I would never catch up with everything on my must-do list. My mantra became “I’ll be finished in June”. Well, in retirement the only deadlines are self-imposed and June never comes!
I had intended to write this post last weekend to join with others on Teachers Pay Teachers in promoting a #kindness nation with a collection of free teaching resources. Instead of feeling as if I’m late, I’ve decided to focus on the timeless quality of kindness. A little bit of internet searching revealed:
- February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day
- February 12th – 18th is Random Acts of Kindness Week
- November 13th is World Kindness Day
- November 24th is Random Acts of Kindness Friday
As teachers, we know that teaching the quality of being kind and creating a culture of inclusiveness happens every single day. One way to inspire kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in children is by reading books that embrace these qualities. I discovered the recently published book, “You Can Sit With Me” (Lisa Combs, 2016), which embodies these in an appealing, child-friendly way through the simplicity of the inclusive statement, “You can sit with me”, repeated throughout.
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