Friday, October 13, 2017

Today is October Kindness Day!

Happy October Kindness Day!!! 

Can you believe it’s already October?? Lots of ya have been through one or more months of school! 

Here are ten kindness act suggestions!
  1. Help someone bring their stroller down the steps.
  2. Take some time over the weekend to create a card to send to children in the hospital.
  3. Write a letter to someone serving in our military. 
  4. Donate a bag of dog food to your local animal shelter or pound since it’s National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. 
  5. Buy a candy bar for the person behind you in line!
  6. Clean your siblings' rooms for them.
  7. Create a card to tell your parents how much you love them.
  8. Take some time in your day to think about the veterans who died to protect our country and you.
  9. Help your little siblings with something they have always wanted to do.
  10. Wake up a little early to make your mom or dad or whoever watches you a hot cup of their favorite drink! 

As always, I’d love to hear your kindness suggestions too!  Email me at CKGElena@kidgovernor.org

I hope you enjoyed this months post talk to you next month!

- Elena

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Being Kind to Animals on September Kindness Day!

Hi friends, Happy Kindness Day!

This month I am talking about ways to be kind to animals! The 2017 Connecticut's Kid Governor Jessica Brocksom's platform is all about helping animals. So I want to help her get her point across. Earlier this month I visited Jessica's office at Connecticut's Old State House and looked at what people had said that they can do to help animals. I want to share my favorite ten of them with you!
Ta-Da! From the first CT Kid Governor to the next!
  1. I can make an effort not to leave my pet at home for too long.- unnamed
  2. I can make an effort to not leave my trash outside because I know it can hurt animals.- Grace
  3. I can treat my pet like family. - Jayla
  4. I can respect animals. - Daniel
  5. I can make an effort to play with my animal everyday. - Ashie
  6. I can do a can and bottle drive to raise money for animals. - Julia
  7. I can treat animals that way I want to be treated. - Leah
  8. I can learn about animals to keep them healthy. - Sarah
  9. I can give my time at a local animal shelter. - Chelsey
  10. I can put a container of water on the street on a hot day to help stray cats and dogs. -Camila
I hope you enjoyed this month's blog post!

I'd love to hear about ways that you're being kind to animals or what your kindness suggestions are! Email me at CKGElena@KidGovernor.org.

Talk to you next month!

-Elena

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Back to School Tips for August Kindness Day!

Hello friends, it's Kindness Day again! This month since everyone is beginning to go back to school, here are some back to school inspired kind acts!

Give advice to younger students!  
  1. Donate some school supplies to your school or a school in need
  2. Give some advice to your previous grade level students 
  3. Help out your previous teacher with setting up their room 
  4. Bring in a box of tissues for the classroom on your first day of school 
  5. Bring in some pencils for your class
  6. Donate some books to your class 
  7. Make a “get to know me” card for your new teacher explaining all of the reasons you are so excited that they’re your teacher 
  8. Write little letters for your new classmates about something you are looking forward to doing this year 
  9. Pick a new classmate and get to know them 
  10. If you have a student new to your school in your class make them feel welcome! 
I hope you enjoyed my kindness suggestions this month! As always, I’d love to hear your kindness suggestions too!  Email me at CKGElena@kidgovernor.org. Talk to you next month!

- Elena

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kind people to look up to on July Kindness Day!

Hi friends, it's that time of the month again! Happy July 13th Kindness Day!

Once again, I'm changing things up just a little! This month, I am telling you about ten famous people who I feel we should look up to and live in the path they are living or lived!

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  1. Michelle Obama: This women makes everyone feel welcome in the USA. 
  2. Ellen DeGeneres: She is constantly promoting kindness on her show and rewarding random acts of kindness. 
  3. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: He wanted to make everyone equal in a kind and nonviolent way. 
  4. Ed Sheeren: He is always contributing to charities. 
  5. Taylor Swift: She also is vigorously contributing to charities. 
  6. Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight: These very famous YouTubers are constantly doing random acts of kindness for their town, state and country. 
  7. Ariana Grande: She, too, is constantly contributing to charity 
  8. Tom Hanks: He is a kindhearted person who is always willing to do kind acts for anyone in need. 
  9. Oprah Winfrey: Much like Ellen, she is always promoting random acts of kindness and also helps people herself. 
  10. Adele: She is a very caring person who is caring towards others in the industry and all of her fans. 
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While these celebrities may have made mistakes, as we all do, they are very kindhearted people! I hope you will look them up and learn about what they are doing or did to be kind!

Do you know of other celebrities who are doing kind things? Email me at CKGElena@kidgovernor.org to tell me!

I hope you all have an amazing Kindness Day and the rest of the month. Talk to you in August!

- Elena

Monday, June 12, 2017

Inspirational quotes for June Kindness Day!

Hello friends, it's Kindness Day again!

I feel like I have given a lot of suggestions for acts of kindness in the past year and a half, so this month I wanted to give ten quotes about kindness that I feel you should read on a day to day basis!

  1. "If you're not kind, kindness will not come your way." 
  2. "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there's footprints on the moon."
  3. "Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."
  4. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
  5. "Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns."
  6. "You don't get harmony when everyone sings the same note."
  7. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's if you get up."
  8. "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."
  9. "Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness."
  10. "What this world needs is a new kind of army- the army of the kind." 


If you need suggestions for acts of kindness this month, feel free to look at at previous month's blog post!

I hope you enjoyed reading and really soaking in this quotes! Talk to you next month and Happy Kindness Day!

- Elena

Friday, May 12, 2017

It's Time for May Kindness Day!!

Hello friends! It's another Kindness Day!! That means it's time to celebrate the good in people! If you know somebody who is awesome at being kind, email me at CKGElena@kidgovernor.org so we can recognize them for their kindness!!

Here are my 10 suggestions for acts of kindness on May 13!
1. Let someone go in front of you at the store!
2. Help someone with their homework!!
3. See if your teachers need help during lunch!!
4. Offer to carry someone's books to class!!
5. Ask "How are you doing?" to someone in the hallway!
6. At school, say "hi" to five students you don't know!
7. Help a family member clean their room!!
8. See if your neighbors need any help with outdoor work!!
9. Offer to help your parents garden!!
10. See if your parents need help with any yard work!

Writing a card for someone is another great way to show some kindness!

I have one shout out this month -- thank you to my grandmas for ALL of their acts of kindness!!

Happy Kindness Day!!

- Elena

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Announcing the 2017-18 Connecticut's Kid Governor Kickoff Workshop!

A message from your friends at the Connecticut Public Affairs Network...


Join us for our first ever Kickoff Workshop as we officially launch Connecticut's Kid GovernorSM 2017-18! 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
5:00pm-7:15pm
Central Connecticut State University
Social Sciences Hall, Rooms #123 and #126
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050

REGISTER HERE by Friday, May 12, 2017.


Come join 5th grade teachers and administrators from across the state, State Social Studies Consultant Steve Armstrong, and the staff from Connecticut's Kid Governor (CKG) to learn more about the program!


The Kickoff Workshop will feature two tracks:
  • Teachers and Administrators who are NEW to the CKG program: Get an introduction to the program; learn how your class can participate; and learn more about the program Toolkits and lesson plans. You'll also hear from Donna Stuart (CKG Jessica's teacher) about the Kid Governor program, and learn about other tools and resources to enhance your students' CKG experience! 
  • Teachers and Administrators who are RETURNING to the CKG program: Participate in a recap and discussion of the 2016-2017 program; hear from teachers who created unique, collaborative, school-wide, and even district-wide CKG experiences this past year; and develop new ideas for expanding and enriching student participation in the 2017-18 program. Bring a local high school social studies teacher along if you'd like to learn about elementary/high school collaborations!

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
  • Full overview and scope of CKG from the program's creators! (including tips and tricks for success) 
  • Free printed copy of the "Toolkit for Classes Nominating a Candidate and Voting" (lesson plans) 
  • Free autographed copy of "E is for Election Day" book by author Gloria Davis for the first 25 registrants 
  • Insight into the Red, White & Blue Schools initiative (brought to you by the State Dept. of Education and Secretary of the State's Office 
  • Pizza and refreshments provided 

If you are interested in participating in Connecticut's Kid Governor 2017-18, taking your class' participation to the next level, or simply learning more about the program, this workshop is for you!

REGISTER HERE!

Questions? Email Brian.Cofrancesco@kidgovernor.org or visit CT.KidGovernor.org

Connecticut’s Kid Governor is a national award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network and made possible in part through support from the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and Connecticut State Department of Education.