At Castle Hills Elementary School in Lewisville, Texas, kids aren’t just learning how to read, write, and do math. They’re starting the school year off by teaching kindness to the young students. The kindergartners kicked off the Kindness Challenge by showing their appreciation for the three school crossing guards by bringing them gift certificates to the coffee shop they go to every day.
But the acts of kindness don’t stop there. Rather than make it a one-time thing, the five-year-olds have challenged the third-graders to be the next ones to spread kindness.
“I think it’s important for them to learn early how to be kind and how to work well with others,” explains Principal Jaime Clark. "One group can start it, and it continues on and spreads like wildfire."