Today, we are beginning Week 1 of the CPS Kindness Challenge! This week’s challenge is to give someone a compliment.
We encourage students to be mindful of this week’s Kindness Challenge, and encourage them to focus on this skill. If you are interested in extending this challenge into a lesson, here are some suggested lesson materials:
- Giving a Compliment Slides – An explicit lesson on giving and accepting a compliment
- Compliment Sort – Sorting good and great compliments
- Giving Great Compliments – Classroom poster that reinforces the ‘Giving a Complement’ lesson above
- Kidshealth.org – Provides lesson ideas for all ages on feeling, empathy, and relationships
Recognizing strengths in others is a Social Awareness skill. Giving a compliment may also require us to practice other Social Awareness skills, such as showing concern for others’ feelings and expressing gratitude. Building positive relationships is also a Relationship Skill, and compliments help us to build these relationships with each other over time. Compliments may seem like a simple and pleasant process, but they are an excellent way to practice our social and emotional skills.
Enjoy the week!