As the Colorado Academy Lower School transitioned to remote learning, we launched a Courage and Kindness Challenge to each student. The Challenge included students selecting acts of kindness to perform for themselves and others.
I asked the students to send me their stories, along with photos and videos. Each day I open the Courage.Kindness@ColoradoAcademy.org mailbox and am overwhelmed with the acts of service our CA Lower School students are completing for others. Seeing these amazing actions has given me feelings of hope and inspiration for the days ahead.
- A Kindergartner could not travel to see his grandmother at the beach for her birthday, so he made a beach out of giant Legos to include beach balls, sand tennis, palm trees, and coconuts.
- Three brothers could not see their grandfather for his birthday, so they made a sign and video for him so that he could enjoy his birthday celebration with joy!
- Three siblings (under the age of 5) tackled the job of washing their grandfather’s car. There was lots of washing, splashing, and fun in making a difference for their family member.
- Students designed and decorated Kindness Rocks with joyful messages. They placed them in the mailboxes of their neighbors and hid them in special places for others to find.
- A Fourth Grader began a collection of N95 face masks for Littleton Hospital. She placed a box and sign in her driveway to collect masks. As people saw the requests for masks in her driveway, this began a positive conversation on social media. People realized the need and began donating what they had.
More Courage and Kindness highlights include:
- Gratitude Journals
- Kindness cards for health care professionals
- A letter to grocery store employees
- A thank-you sign for the mail carrier
- Sidewalk chalk messages
- Picking fruit for the family
- A sign for neighbors
- Creating an art gallery for others to see outside
I want our students to know that they are difference makers and that their efforts can help others. We have only just begun, and we are going to keep the ripple of joy going!
Don’t forget…Courage + Kindness = hope for better days.