In the spirit of this belief my 4th graders did a "secret mission." They wrote inspiring messages on 4x6 index cards for the other 3rd and 4th graders in our building. (They didn't know it, but there was another class doing the same thing for them!)
They also made posters to hang all around our classroom. This is the lazy teacher's method of covering all potentially helpful tools and charts in the classroom during state testing!
How do you encourage and empower acts of kindness in your students?