Kindness Makes Its Mark On the World

I will make my mark on the world by being kind to others all around me. I will play with kids that I don’t know or that don’t have someone to play with at recess. I will practice softball to become a better player because that shows kindness to my coaches and my parents. I will be kind to my teacher by showing respect. I will not talk when she is talking. I will not be bossy to other people because it is rude. I will listen to my parents when they ask me to do something because it is kind and shows respect. Kindness to others will help me make my mark on the world!

-Gianna, age 8


Ingenious Lab 10 Day Challenge

Who would have ever thought that a 10 day school challenge would take weeks?  Well, between delays, snow days, and the weekends our challenge surpassed 10 days.  But hey, that is a good thing!  Acts of kindness can be spontaneous and that is fabulous, but every once in awhile you need to shift your mindset from me me me to others and that is what we intentionally did after the holidays.


Our challenge was pretty simple, but the math and impact behind it was profound.   One person can make a difference with just one act of kindness so what about 10?   Can you imagine what would happen if all 27 participated?  Oh yes, the Ingenious Lab students took on this challenge with a goal of 10 in mind.  Most met that goal, while others crushed it, and in the end over 300 people had a moment of Pure Goodness come from 27 caring hearts.

Let us inspire you with some of our simple acts:

shoveled snow

did chores without being asked

opened a door

gave a hug

did the laundry

washed dishes

bought someone’s groceries

made a card for someone

donated toys

gave away some trading cards

taught someone to do something that they couldn’t 

took out trash


The list goes on and on.  So what can you do?  We challenge YOU to be the difference.  Pure Goodness in this world CAN and WILL make a difference! Always remember K is for KIND and that is the universal language we can all interpret!  Now go out and spread the kindness one act at a time!


Hopewell Elementary, Hopewell Area School District #Nan3EDU


Tara M Martin

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