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Vancouver Classroom Rocks Their Daily Giving in February! #choosekind

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This Vancouver classroom has made 28 days of giving easy for its students and decided to #choosekind. Miss Swanson’s grade 5 class at Ridgeview Elementary School in the West Vancouver School District has made their daily giving easy this winter, so easy all students are completing their gives and loving the experience!

What did they do? They created a 28 day giving calendar for the class, with a give assigned to each day in the month of February, Saturdays and Sundays included! Each student receives their giving calendar, is responsible to complete each give, and when their give is done, they color in the day. Parents sign the completed calendar at the end of the month and Miss Swanson gets all calendars!

What we love about this giving calendar is the all inclusive giving ideas! Gives are completed at school, in the community, at home and with family members. The class has not missed a beat in their daily gives! We also love that students can independently complete their gives when time allows. They can seize the giving opportunity when it arises or schedule their give into their day if that works best for them. This idea is sure to build a giving habit and ripple through to families, community members and other schools. Nice work!

30 Days of Giving – The Ridgeview Elementary School Way!

Need some inspiration? Want to build your own giving calendar next month? Here are the 28 gives that Miss Swanson’s Grade 5 class has already started in February.

  1. Pick up litter on the playground.
  2. Draw a picture for a friend.
  3. Make the bed for some else in your family.
  4. Write a thank you note to someone that you care about.
  5. Smile and say hello to your classmates.
  6. Donate a book, game or puzzle to the class library.
  7. Hold the door open for someone.
  8. Give someone a compliment.
  9. Give five different people a high five!
  10. Give someone a homemade coupon for a hug.
  11. Set the table for dinner.
  12. Teach a friend something.
  13. Help around the classroom without being asked.
  14. Do a chore at your house without being asked.
  15. Ask a grandparent or other relative about their childhood.
  16. Make something in the kitchen to share with your family.
  17. Donate some of your old clothes or toys to the Salvation Army.
  18. Make a Get Well Card for someone.
  19. Load or unload the dishwasher, or help do the dishes.
  20. Than your parents for something that they do for you all the time.
  21. Make a Valentine Card for everyone in your class.
  22. Say hello to a teacher in the hallway.
  23. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
  24. Help with the recycling at home.
  25. Make a donation to a local food bank.
  26. Do something you might not want to do to make someone else happy.
  27. Smile at someone you don’t know and see if they smile back.
  28. Choose your own act of kindness today and write it down.

Thank you to Ridgeview Elementary School for their giving idea! We hear that other classrooms have created some innovative giving ideas that fit into their daily class routine. Some classes put a small ball in a jar when they complete their daily give, another class puts a fuzzy ball into the giving classroom jar. We love that kids are giving every day at school and learning a habit of giving!

Have you signed your class up for the 365give Challenge? Sign up today and start adding your classroom gives to the Impact Map. Spreading happiness and giving ideas is a great way to change the world, one give at a time.

Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.

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