October 1, 2014

Celebrate Do Something Nice Day!

Did you know that October 5th is Do Something Nice Day? No, I'm not making that up! Google it and you'll see! What a great way to focus on being a good citizen and thinking of others! If you are reading this after October 5th, why not pick a day this week and call it Do Something Nice Day?

To help your students celebrate, I created this fun printable you can use with your students. Click HERE to download this freebie. You'll notice that I didn't include the date of October 5th anywhere on the page, leaving you free to declare any day you want as Do Something Nice Day!

Before you give the printable to your students, spend a few moments discussing what it means to do something nice for others. It's often the small things mean the most, but these actions may seem so ordinary that your students might not realize that they are "doing something nice" for someone. Work with your students to brainstorm ideas, and create a class list to get them started. How about complimenting someone, sharing something, or offering a word of encouragement to a classmate who is discouraged? What about offering to unload the dishes at home or helping mom or dad prepare dinner?

Then give each student a copy of the Do Something Nice Day printable. Challenge them to do at least 6 nice things for others and write one action on each cloud. Ask them to bring the activity page back to school the next day. You might not want to ask them to share everything they did with the class because some actions may be personal, but you can have them talk about how they felt doing good deeds for the day. You could also ask them to write about their experiences in a journal. Then remind them that every day can be Do Something Nice Day!

$25 TpT Gift Card Giveaway! ( Ends at midnight PT on 10/5/2017)
October 5th is Do Something Nice Day and Laura Candler is celebrating by giving away a $25 TpT gift card! Download a freebie for this special day and enter to win the contest.

I wanted to do something nice to celebrate Do Something Nice Day, so I'm giving away a $25 TpT gift card! The giveaway ends at midnight PT on October 5th, and I'll randomly select a winner on October 6th. To enter, share the giveaway with at least one other teacher, subscribe to Candler's Classroom Connections, and fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below. Check your email after the contest ends to find out if you won. Good luck! Have a terrific day, and remember to do something nice for someone today!




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16 comments:

  1. Do Something Nice Day may just be my new favorite holiday! LOL! Thanks for letting us all know about this special day and for sharing your freebie and for giving us a chance to win a prize! You're the BEST!

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  2. Laura, you do something nice for teachers every day. Thanks for all you do!

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  3. Laura, You are always doing something nice for teachers!

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  4. I've been getting your newsletters for years. When teachers would ask me of a good place to get ideas and teaching extras, I always send them your way. Thank you for all you do for so many of us.

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  5. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and resources! Also for revamping my teacher brain!

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  6. After going to your workshops in Raleigh I always go to your site for ideas and workshops. Thank you for all your hardwork!

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  7. After going to your workshops in Raleigh I always go to your site for ideas and workshops. Thank you for all your hardwork!

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  8. I love this site even though I teach high school I still find valuable resources!

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  9. I enjoy all things social/emotional that you create and appreciated your free webinar on multiple intelligences. Thank you for making it a FREE webinar!

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  10. Thanks, Laura.....I think you celebrate do something nice everyday!

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  11. This is such a great way to reinforce kindness to my students especially in light of the tragedy that took place in Las Vegas. I always look for ways to share kindness with my students so they see that it doesn't cost money to be kind. Thank you for sharing this! :)

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  12. Thank you for all you do for teachers.

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