Become a Certified Kind - Penguin Random House #choosekind   R. J. Palacio¢â‚¬â„¢s Wonder
Become a Certified Kind - Penguin Random House #choosekind   R. J. Palacio¢â‚¬â„¢s Wonder
Become a Certified Kind - Penguin Random House #choosekind   R. J. Palacio¢â‚¬â„¢s Wonder
Become a Certified Kind - Penguin Random House #choosekind   R. J. Palacio¢â‚¬â„¢s Wonder
Become a Certified Kind - Penguin Random House #choosekind   R. J. Palacio¢â‚¬â„¢s Wonder

Become a Certified Kind - Penguin Random House #choosekind R. J. Palacio¢â‚¬â„¢s Wonder

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    R. J. Palacio’s Wonder has spread kindness in classrooms and communities across the country and inspired the Choose Kind anti-bullying initiative. The Certified Kind Classroom Challenge, now in its second year, is a fun way to instill the spirit of Wonder into your classroom by promoting, recognizing, and celebrating acts of kindness among peers throughout the school year.

    Become a

    Certified Kind Classroom!

  • The first 500 classrooms to be Certified Kind will receive an exclusive

    choosekind banner! Of those 500 classrooms, a lucky five will be randomly selected to receive:

    • A personalized video message from Wonder author R. J. Palacio

    • A class pizza party to celebrate their achievement

    • A $500 donation in their class’s name to a charity of their choosing

    Best Practices Make the Wonder Certified Kind Challenge

    Work for Your Classroom

    LIFT THE PAGE to see photos of the challenge in action!

    Here is how your classroom can become

    1. Label an incentive jar with an official Certified Kind label. Download labels at choosekind.tumblr.com.

    2. Challenge students to do kind deeds in order to fill the jar with marbles (1 kind deed = 1 marble).

    3. Post pictures and anecdotes about your classroom’s progress on social media using the hashtag #choosekind.

    Please make sure that any people in your pictures are 18 or older.

    4. When the jar is full, take a photograph and email it to certifiedkind@penguinrandomhouse.com along with your name, grade taught, school name, and mailing address. Post the photograph on social media using the hashtag #choosekind.

    5. You will receive an email confirmation that your classroom is Certified Kind, as well as a certificate of achievement. Your class will be listed on the Certified Kind Classroom Registry at choosekind.tumblr.com/map.

    Certified Kind:

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 PM on August 1, 2016 EDT and 12:00 PM on April 3, 2017 EDT. Limit one entry per person. Open to legal US residents who are 18 or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules at choosekind.tumblr.com for full details.

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    When it comes to classroom management, only you know what works best for your students. Here are a few easily modifiable ideas for incorporating the Certified Kind Challenge into your classroom:

    One-Size Jar Does Not Fit All If you teach one group of students for the entire school day, we recommend using a larger mason jar (or any similar-sized container) to capture the kindness in your classroom (an 800-ml jar = about 250 marbles). If you specialize in one subject and teach multiple groups of students, we recommend using smaller mason jars and designating one jar per class (a 400-ml jar = about 100 marbles).

    Wonder -Blue Marbles, or Not We love the visual appeal of using Wonder-Blue marbles to fill the incentive jar, but teachers are some of the most resourceful people we know! If you don’t have marbles, here are some other suggestions: craft pom-poms, gumballs, or other marble-size candies, stones, or seashells.

    Kind Visuals To help promote acts of kindness in your classroom, we suggest setting up a visual aid. Whether it be a simple poster, a section of whiteboard, or an entire bulletin board, here are some suggestions for your classroom visuals:

    • Modify your own list of classroom expectations to include potential acts of kindness, such as returning a seat partner’s books.

    • Facilitate a classwide brainstorm of how to fill up your incentive jar, and record ideas for the visual.

    • Keep a running list of kind acts as they occur in your classroom, and continue to add to your visual as you fill the incentive jar.

    Kind-Deed Protocol Establish a clear procedure for tracking kind deeds in your classroom. Here are some options to consider:

    • Kind deeds can be reported at any time directly to the teacher. • Kind deeds should be written down and submitted at the end of

    each day/class period. • Appoint a student to be the “Kind-Deed Ambassador” as a classroom job,

    and have him or her be in charge of tracking kind deeds. • Instruct students to keep a running list of all kind deeds, and set aside

    some class time once a week to do shout-outs and celebrate each week of kindness.

    Best Practices Make the Wonder Certified Kind Challenge

    Work for Your Classroom

    LIFT THE PAGE to see photos of the challenge in action!

  • Share the World of

    with Your Students

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    EL: 978-0-375-89988-1

    PB: 978-0-399-55918-1 HC: 978-0-553-49904-9

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    Now in paperback with added

    content!

    We’d love to see how your Certified Kind Classroom Challenge is progressing. Feel free to send along any classroom visuals,

    anecdotes, or best practices of your own to certifiedkind@penguinrandomhouse.com.

    You can also follow us on Twitter @RHCBEducators for updates on the challenge.

    Random House Children’s Books | School and Library Marketing | 1745 Broadway, 9-1 | New York, NY 10019 | 7/16

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