A few months ago, I came across this organization. I shared it with my director and we are now mandating it in all of our elementary schools! The challenge occurs January 26 - 30th. It is free to join. If all the schools in your division join, you can receive a special designation. Your students sign a pledge, there is a checklist for your school to follow, they even have t-shirts, etc. that your staff and students can wear during that week! Some of the counselors in my division have planned special morning announcements, special activities during the week and created Kind Clubs where students pick a behavior each month for all students to model, just to name a few. Some schools have even added it to their school's improvement plan!
This is an extraordinary way to teach a character trait!
Great Kindness Challenge