Yellow Day: How can you serve your Mills Lawn Community?

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It’s mid-week and Peace Week at Mills Lawn is in full swing with all shades of yellow threaded throughout the school! Today, Bulldog News Crew Members Lucas, Kira, Sophia, and Ashlea joined in the effort to capture school spirit by photographing and filming students in different grade levels who were wearing yellow and wanted to share their ideas about how to serve the Mills Lawn Community. In addition to the opinions shared in the videos below, check out our ongoing Acts of Kindness List! Can you add any small acts of kindness to the list?

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Small Acts of Kindness that Fit Into a School Day:

  • Say “Good Morning” as you pass people in the hallways.
  • Write a special note to someone to let them know what you appreciate about them.
  • Ask someone how they are doing and really listen to their response.
  • Don’t interrupt when someone is explaining herself.
  • Say I’m sorry when you’re wrong.
  • Give someone a genuine compliment.
  • Thank a teacher or staff person that has helped you recently.
  • Help someone with schoolwork that you know the answer to by explaining how you solved the problem.
  • Sit with someone at lunch that you would never usually sit with and try to figure out something that you didn’t know about each other.
  • Throw away your trash and someone else’s at your table at lunch.
  • Offer to give up your place in line so someone else can go ahead.
  • Hold your tongue – Pause before speaking or writing when you are mad, agitated or doubtful
  • Be empathetic – Really try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” -The 14th Dalai Lama (1935)

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”-Aesop