It was Random Acts of Kindness Week at wee mans school recently, and this was right up our street.
Whilst I imagine you are all kind souls anyway, you may find some of our acts of kindness good ideas to pay forward for yourselves.
Day 1 – Pre-Retirement Pack for a soon to retire headteacher
Googley Eyes – To look forward to retiring
5p – To contribute to the retirement fund
Pencil Crayon – To colour remaining days at work bright
Tissue – For any emotional moments
Jigsaw Piece – For the minds and hearts filled over the career, and, the little missing piece when they leave
Tea Bag – For an extra tea break
Stress Relief (I put in plastic popping paper with the following instructions; pop 2 caplets as required, speak to GP if symptoms persist)
Candle – To guide the new journey
Marker – To mark a new start
Balloon – To contribute to the retirement party decorations
Party Popper – To start retirement off with a BANG
Day 2 – Seeds of kindness for all school support staff to sow
We gave a large box of sunflower seeds for all support staff to share and plant so a tiny act of kindness could bloom into a huge flower.
Day 3 – Valentines Day
Gifts for wee mans class teacher of course, with the following poem:
Day 4 – Sugar Rush
Teachers stayed late on Valentines evening for parent meetings, so we sent a box of sweeties to provide a sugar rush and sweeten up the end of term.
Day 5 – Play dough sets for the entire class
You will need: flour, salt, water, dash of food colouring… mix together by using 1 jug of flour, 1/3 of the same jug of salt, 1/4 of the same jug water with a drop of colouring if required. Simply mix add extra water if too dry, more flour if too sticky.
We made two batches of dough to make: 15 boxes with green dough, googley eyes, pipe cleaners and foam shapes AND 15 boxes with mauve dough, cake cases, pipe cleaners and beads. The children in wee mans class could choose which they wanted and let their imaginations run wild!
That’s how wee man was crowned ‘King of Kindness’ now that’s a title to be proud of.