Start with Hello Spirit Week

Start with Hello Week 9/21 -9/25

9/21 – 9/25, is National Start with Hello Week. This event is organized by Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit organization led by several family members who lost loved ones in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Start with Hello teaches students the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school. During this week, schools are encouraged to kick-off their Start with Hello program by participating in activities that foster inclusion.

Media Monday

We will have a social media challenge. Post your smiling eyes, waves, thumbs up, Hello’s, and Hola’s- be sure to #startswithhello. You can also show the following video: the Heroes: A Pep Talk from Kid President

Team Green Tuesday

Wear green and pledge to be the one that makes someone’s day with a Hello and kind words.

Discuss how to say hello in different languages. Have student’s trace and cut out a copy of their hand, then write or draw ways they can reach out and help others on the hand.

Words of Change Wednesday

Class Compliments During class meetings have students practice giving and receiving compliments. Discuss how getting a compliment or giving a compliment can change someone’s day.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday during class meetings have students share someone they are thankful for and how that person has helped them or made them feel special.

Friendship FriYAY –

Have students make and share friendship bracelets. (I will bring in supplies that you can pick up in the mailroom on Monday for the Face to Face students.)

If you have time for more: You can go to the Start with Hello website and register, there are digital lessons, developed by Disney, and you can do with your students.