GCA Displays Great Kindness:
GCA Displays Great Kindness
Walked the dog, cleaned the house, lots of stuff. I think I should do this more often!
Gave food and clothes to people in need from storms that hit Adel Ga. I think it is very important to others in need. We are all human.
-GCA Learning Coach, Hailey M.
Helped my mom clean, drew a picture of my sisters as a surprise, and helped my baby brother learn some new words. It is important to be kind because some people don't have food or water and it is really good to give them food and water and money to help them.
-2nd Grade Student, Miriam D.
I pet my dogs and feed them and hugged my dad and mom every morning.
-6th Grade Student, Joseph P.
Helped a person in need, interacted with children, gave many hugs to people were emotionally in pain, made new friends, helped with a project, and many more. This week was a week that I was used to, I love helping others and being kind. My favorite part the most would be helping children achieve their goal in life and in school. I also love helping the elders in need and learning what they've been through in their life. My week I would say was the best week of my life.
-10th Grade Student, Amaia C.
I help my mom and my dad and sisters and more. I gave a homeless guy my 20 dollar bill for food. It was my birthday money.
-6th Grade Student, Gary B.
Held a door open for a elder lady to come in, got a item off the shelf for this man who could not reach, went to the mailbox for my neighbor. I went to the wal-mart and wanted something off the shelf and I could not reach it and someone helped me.
-3rd Grade Student, Diondra C.
I gave hugs. People gave me a $1.
-4th Grade Student, Saphia R.
I shared. An act of kindness is sharing or giving.
-3rd Grade Student, Joelle P.
-6th Grade Student, Chantelle D.
I helped my grandmother through her surgery. She is in the recovery stage and I have helped in taking of her by making sure she has taken her medicine and being very watchful so she does not end up falling. I helped dad and mom get ready for work everyday. I helped fix up the bathroom with siblings. I helped a friend out through troubling times.
-10th Grade Student, Delia A.
I helped my twin sisters practice soccer. I also held the door open for an older woman at the store. l Let someone come ahead of me at the Atlanta United Football Club. Someone at the grocery store dropped something and I picked it up for them. I have always tried to help others. My parents have always instilled that in me. Some people are appreciative and some are surprised.
-5th Grade Student, Lillian K.
Told someone I love you. I made my mom breakfast for her birthday. I gave my dog a bath. I have done chores around the house for my mother. I walked out of the store one day with my Aunt, and saw this man sitting down in front of the store, and I told my Auntie, "Can I please have some money, so I can give it to him."
-10th Grade Student, Hannah M.
I help my mom with houses chores and my sibling. It was fun and good to help my mom.
-6th Grade Student, Anjeli H.
Held the door open for the elderly, helped my mom and dad with things around the house and outside, picked up trash for the next door neighbors, gave my last piece of candy to my dad, and gave some of my toys to the kid down the road. I try to be kind to others because my mom says in the Bible God said do unto others as you want them to do to you. Plus I like to see people happy. I like helping people because I know that sometimes everyone needs help, and I am sure I will too. Being kind to others is heartwarming to myself.
-5th Grade Student, Brandon M.
1. I helped my grandmother across the street. 2. I gave a beggar money. 3. I was kind and respectful to mom and dad. 4. I helped a baby bird find his nest. It was exciting to help the little baby bird find its home.
-4th Grade Student, Lana M.
Walking my ill grandpa, sending care boxes to each branch of the military, taking water to the workers building a house across the street, helping an elder lady at Wal-Mart pick up some groceries she had dropped. Handing out water to workers and 2 times I have cut 10 inches of my hair and given to Lock of Love. When I can do it again I will. Makes me feel good to help and helps me not to be so shy. I like seeing them smile. I feel good because I know they appreciate it. I learned from a man in Wal-mart that it doesn't matter what is in the care package, it just is nice to have a piece of home and to know we think about them. It kind of makes your heart smile to know you have done a good thing for somebody needing help. When I give my hair, I know I am giving confidence to a child or adult to fight harder to beat cancer and the week isn't over yet.
-3rd Grade Student, Sara Grace G.
I helped an older lady get her groceries in her car and held a door open for a handicap lady and I helped my sister get ready for school and I let my grandpa barrow my money and I helped my grandma fix supper for our family. It makes me feel great when I help people. I think our school should help people as much as we can because people may not be as fortunate as we are.
-7th Grade Student, Alexindria W.
I shared my toys with my siblings. I helped my mom with the new born baby. I helped in the kitchen. Also I got my brother some clothes to wear. I helped my sister find her slippers. I helped my brothers and friends with the poem i am doing. I shared my snacks with my friends. I did the chores for my sister. Also I helped my sister with her game. I forgot what else. I helped others so many times when they're in need. When we do this were helping them little do we know. Helping others is not a big responsibility it just may take two steps to do so. When I help my brothers and sisters and mother it is not nothing big I love to help my family.
-6th Grade Student, Asmaa M.
I kept a promise pick up trash where someone threw it down kind to brother even through he was not kind to me. Helped papa Jeff, helped grandma clean, got my sister a present and made her day better. Said a kind word to someone I did not know, gave mama the rest of my food.
-1st Grade Student, Alexis L.
We say Thank You;
We say Please;
We don't interrupt or tease
We don't argue, We don't fuss.
We listen when friends talk to us
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren't hard to learn
it's really easy when you find.
GOOD MANNERS MEAN.
Just being Kind.
-10th Grade Student, Hanna M.
This week I donated $800 to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta like I have always done since I was 5. Ever since I was 5 I had the idea of donating money to Children's healthcare of Atlanta (AKA CHOA) each year since then I have raised at least $800. Our nickname is Kate for Kids. Our family supports us with some money too. For about 2 years our church members also donated. This year we had a total of $800. One year we got up to $1,000! Every year since it is something I look forward to so much!
-6th Grade Student, Marykate C.
I opened the door for an older lady.
-4th Grade Student, Ka'Maria B.
Well I was being nice to my brother this week.
-4th Grade Student, Kimora M.
Helping my mom with the dishes and helping my friends stop being mad at each other and much more. Helping my brother with school.
-4th Grade Student, Kelsey A.
Being kind to others puts a smile on their face and mine, the act of kindness makes me happy, the act of kindness also makes me give to others and then they give back to me.
-7th Grade Student, Dayjona T.
I helped my little sister clean her room and lot of other thing too. Now i know being nice is better then being mean.
-4th Grade Student, Elaina H.
Helped a freind and went without something so someone else could have it.
-6th Grade Student, Lily B.
I am kind. I help people when there sick.
-1st Grade Student, Aryiah B.
Babysat my grandchild, hugged the office staff, taught Sunday School, took youth on an outing. I think it is so important to make acts of kindness as part of your everyday practice. Kindness is such an easy way to make this world a better place.
-GCA Staff, Rosie Lowndes
I helped my grandmother take the trash out to the car. I also helped my mother with the bags from the store. I asked the next door neighbor to take her suitcase to her car she let me do it and told me she really appreciated it.
-2nd Grade Student, Ja'ki C.
I hugged Olivia.
-1st Grade Student, Aaleah B.
I tried to help my sister on a game. I helped my sister make a card for Valentine's Day. I helped my sister read. I said happy Valentine's Day to everyone I saw.
-2nd Grade Student, Jaylyn H.
Helped out around the house, helped hold a door for a lady, made a lot of people smile. It's good to be kind.
-Kindergarten Student, Marty L.
I shipped roses to family members. I recently redid my father's website. I take care of many people everyday! When I wake up every day, I realize my time is not my own. I don't see what I do as an act of kindness because it is a way of life to me. However in the spirit of Valentines, shipping roses to family members I love was wonderful!
-GCA Staff, Courtney Daniels
I went to get a cup of water when my dad asked me to.
-4th Grade Student, Abdullah H.
I took out the trash bag.
-2nd Grade Student, Amani L.
The kindness I did was throw trash away and sell valentines baskets. That's it.
-3rd Grade Student, Idris M.
Wrote personal notes of encouragement, baked and delivered cookies to a neighbor, picked up trash on the side of the road, purchased candy for my family and wrote sweet notes, delivered bread to my neighbor who is a widow. I should be more intentional about being kind. Kindness makes me feel better when I am stressed.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Waters
I hugged my husband and my daughter every morning before they left; I made my husband lunch every day; I hugged my daughter every night (she is getting married March 4th, so lots of extra hugs); I said please and thank you every time I wanted something from someone; I sent pictures of my new grandbaby to three co-workers so they would smile; I sent e-cards to several teachers. I smiled at everyone I saw outside of work. I try to be kind every day in all aspects of my life. I found that focusing on kindness this week just helped me include kindness in many more ways. I love random acts of kindness.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Falls
Gave additional time off, assist 7 people with their normal job duties, stopped for someone out of gas, kept a neighbor's child for a meeting, helped in my son's classroom, taught a lesson to two classes (one cannot get parent volunteers), bought valentine gifts for kids in the neighborhood, bought valentine gifts for my children and husband.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Weaver
Help and elder lady put her groceries in the car- I vacuumed the floor for my mom on Valentine's Day- at JCP I held the door opening for 2 ladies. My mom told me that I'm a gentleman and that I made the elder lady smile for my great kindness.
-3rd Grade Student, Anjavis G.
My sons and I focused on doing one act of kindness per day for someone in our family. I saw Valentines cards being sent to extended family, people making up other family members' beds, one of my sons offered to make dinner one night when work was extremely busy, I came home one day to the laundry already folded, and one day I came in from raking leaves, and all of the dishes had been put up in the dishwasher.
All of our acts of kindness were done within the home, but it was so sweet to see everyone trying to do something for someone else, without that person knowing who had done it. Before we started this challenge, we talked about the fact that you shouldn't do things just to be recognized, but to help out others. So we talked about doing things before someone asked for help. Then I made a point to emphasize to them when I had extra time to play a game at night because someone had helped me with the laundry. We wanted to do some things in the community too, but our schedule for this week was jammed, so the boys have already come up with some ways they can extend this kindness to other community members moving forward.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Witcher
I cleaned my grandma's room, cooked my mom breakfast on Valentine's. I enjoyed helping others.
-6th Grade Student, Destiny C.
1. Helping my Mother because she has been sick.
2. Helping my Dad with outdoor work.
3. Helping my Sister learn how to do math problems.
4. Helping Mom with groceries.
5. Helping the neighbors pick up trash and helping to beautify our neighborhood.
6. Helping My teachers by completing my work.
As for me, My mom teaches me that everything I do should be done with kindness. It is a way of life in our home. I will always try to help others and treat them with respect. I think being helpful and kind makes the world a better place.
-6th Grade Student, Frank H.
I helped an elder lady pick up something off the floor in the grocery store. I helped my mom clean up the dirty pots and pans, etc. I like being kind
-6th Grade Student, Daija D.
Gave a ride to a player on our team whose parents don't have insurance and can't drive, offered to let a player on another team stay at our house until his dad got off work, surprised a friend with something she has been asking for, waved at neighbors for no reason, let a stranger cut in front of me in line, hugged members of my family at random times during the day and told them I loved them instead of the usual times, texted an estranged friend, gave an entire bag of nice clothes that my son has grown out of to a friend whose son needs them, let a friend vent while I listened, even though I had a bunch of things I needed to do. Sometimes the simplest thing can mean so much to somebody.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Bell
Helping out students with test and school work, volunteering to help the teachers, not let my math teachers fell like there class is not participating , and helping out the best teacher of all: Courtney Daniels. It feels nice to make my fellow students and teachers feel better.
-6th Grade Student, Elijah D.
Usher for my church, serve and feed the Veterans, pass out toys, helped carry shopping bags in Walmart. At church every Sunday, I am the Usher that greets and open doors for our guest and congregation, " Good morning and God Bless enjoy your service, and i help volunteer for our Veterans, I help serve and feed the Veterans, also a volunteer for this year "Toys For Tots" which we passed out over 1000 toys to children and teens from the CSRA area. My dad always tells me that when I see a person who needs help with there shopping bags just walk up to them and tell them Mam or Sir would you like me to help carry your bags, sometimes they try to give me money, but all I say is God already paid me with being kind to all mankind. God teaches to love our people and be kind to all no matter the race , origin or sex. God is good.
-6th Grade Student, Excell A.
Helped around the house and at the store.
-Kindergarten Student, Cameron S.
Dishes, sharing, praying, giving, listening, helping, doing. I pray everyday and I am thankful. I pray for others. I love to help. It is not a chore but part of who I am. I never ask anything in return. I do this not just in a week ,but daily. I will always remain truthful.
-6th Grade Student, Dylan M.
Washed the dog, helped mom, cooked dinner. Always help others because they help you.
-3rd Grade Student, Franklin C.
Gathering up materials for my daughter, completing some of her house duties, making coffee for my husband, making my son his favorite breakfast. It helped me to stop and think about my family and how small things do make a difference.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Proctor
1) Assisted elderly lady in the grocery store who was lost and couldn't find her adult daughter. 2) Assisted disabled gentleman in the store who was worried because he couldn't find the detergent brand and type his wife was needing. He was really upset because he had no phone to call her and couldn't afford gas to go home and come back. He didn't want to disappoint her. 3) Purchased and helped our church fill backpacks with food for children in the local school who are without. 4) I stopped and allowed some drivers to turn out in front of me who were trying to turn left out of a side street and couldn't because of heavy traffic.
Helping others is a blessing for them, but it is also a blessing to the one helping.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Miller
1.) I did the dishes for my mom when she was busy 2.) I made sure my room was clean and I did things I normally don't 3.) I made a cake for my family on valentines day :) 4.) I made sure that if I had any candy or small sweets to ask my sister or brother (and his girlfriend) if they wanted any 5.) I try to remind everyone that they are beautiful 6.) I made sure everybody I know knows that I appreciate and love them 7.) I checked up on people that I usually don't talk to anymore 8.) traded valentines with a friend (which was sweet on both ends and I appreciated it so much) 9.) Being always there for anyone if and when they need me 10.) Bringing my sister/ brother anything even if it means going downstairs 60 times in an hour.
-9th Grade Student, Kiersten G.
Helped my mom clean house. It makes me happy when I can help my mom cause she is so awesome and loving.
-6th Grade Student, Christian O.
Wrote you a thank you note to my child's teachers, gave compliments to people, paid for someone's lunch, offered forgiveness to someone (even when it was really hard) :) As I told my kiddos in class, even the smallest act can make a HUGE impact. You never know what all a person may be going through, and your kind words or gesture can be just what they needed.
-GCA Staff, Ashley Lawson
I am a caring and kind person.
-6th Grade Student, Makayla L.
Made a new friend, cut out heart treats and gave then to our neighbors, and made bookmarks for friends and family. I read the book Heartprints to my girls's this week and we worked on showing acts of kindness to those around us. They loved making heart shaped crispy treats to share with our neighbors and had such fun walking around our neighborhood delivering the treats in our neighbors' mailboxes. I loved watching my girls find the joy in giving to others.
-GCA Staff, Sharon Crossman
Brought breakfast to Ms. Brown, gave her flowers in Valentine's Day, got trash out of the drive way at home, kissed my mom.
-1st Grade Student, Jamari W.
I mostly did things to help my mom more. I surprised her by cleaning the house one day. I made dinner one night. I made her a card for Valentines. I gave some toys I wasn't using anymore to some younger kids. I gave my dad a back rub and a foot massage. I really hate cleaning and stuff. It was nice to see my mom get so happy about it.
-6th Grade Student, Dillon O.
I took all the trash out for my mom. I helped a lady at the grocery store. I let my brother play with my toys. I helped my nanny clean up .
-1st Grade Student, Aaron M.
Opened door for Mom, took trash out, bathed the puppies. It makes me feel good that I can help others especially my parents.
-6th Grade Student, Colton C.
Sharing, hugs, giving up my turn, calming my brother, saying nice things, complimenting strangers, picking up trash, teaching my brother, helping my Mom with house work, singing songs for people, snuggling, caring for my dog. It felt good to do things for others and make people smile.
-2nd Grade Student, Marisa P.
I was helping students in science class. I was kind to students in groups and let them talk. If students say they cant do it or I don't know the answer I motivate them the best I can.
-5th Grade Student, Alfa D.
Built a mini farm for my friend in a game. I was a vegetarian for a month and a half.
-6th Grade Student, Gavin F.
My brother left his jacket i held on to it and returned it to him.
-6th Grade Student, Sirlloyd C.
I help my sister with our dog. It feels awesome.
-6th Grade Student, Katelyn B.
I know I should be kinder to people. Kindness is a good thing.
-5th Grade Student, Crystal M.
Well my sister got her wisdom teeth pulled out this week and I have been looking after her and helping her with what she needs! I also felt the need to be kind to them (two sisters).
-6th Grade Student, Kristen D.
I did volunteer work ,chores, opened the door for people, cleaned up at church, and cleaned up at home.
-6th Grade Student, Levi S.
Helped my brother get out of crib. Helped set food with mom. Made cookies. Made omelettes for breakfast. Helped my grandmother walk to the car. Helped my sister in a game. Helped my mom sort laundry.
-6th Grade Student, Nadeem Z.
I said happy valentines day to 12 people, I played pool with my brother even though I didn't want to, I gave my brother a high-five, I helped my mom with her things when she walked in the door, I did the dishes for my mom, I gave my friend a hug, I smiled at 25 people, I let 5 people (separately) go on the beam when it was my turn, I gave my friend a high-five, I helped my mom pack for Disney, I wrote two kind letters to friends, I complimented 5 people, I filled up a glass of milk for my brother, I told Mrs. Daniels that she is my favorite GCA teacher, I carried some of my friends things, and I helped my coach get mats.
-6th Grade Student, Ava M.
Covered a session for a co-worker who had something come up. Helped a co-worker with a question about an assignment. I always feel better about myself when I do something kind for someone else.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Bishop
Gave a friend a hug, passed out valentines bags to my neighborhood, shared my game with my sister. I like being nice.
-1st Grade Student, Landon D.
Paid it forward in line, sent flowers to teachers. It was really neat to show my own kids random acts of kindness, even though they are young, they really got into it. I loved using the Padlet in my classroom to see everything my students had done.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Lee
Talked with an elderly neighbor, took care of a stray cat, helped with a pinewood derby tournament, smiled at lots of people and gave up the closest parking spot I could find all week. This was a very special week to be intentional about kindness. It helped my mood and made others happy.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Maxwell
Volunteered at the community church food bank. It was a rewarding experience to be a part of a team distributing food to families in need.
-GCA Staff, Ms. Whidbee
My children and I made a Valentine card and some candy for an elderly neighbor who lives by himself. He was delighted beyond belief, which made my entire family happy!
-GCA Staff, Ms. Morgan
Brought a meal to a friend, helped an elderly lady with putting groceries in her car, helped a co worker with a project. Helping other people always makes you and that person feel good. We cant go wrong with two people feeling good and hopefully it will be contagious and we will have a nation of feeling good!
-GCA Staff, Ms. Tiano
1. I used the money I saved on an appetizer coupon to give it to our waitress at the restaurant so she would get an extra large tip.
2. I signed up to volunteer to help out at a social event.
3. I sent out a note of appreciation and a gift card.
4. I met a new friend this week at church. I made sure to make her feel welcome by giving her a hug.
5. I bought a friend a Starbucks drink.
6. I made an effort to smile more this week and compliment others as much as possible.
When you do something nice for someone else, you see their face light up. Seeing happy expressions made me feel good! I love making others smile. I had such a good week, I want to continue spreading kindness whenever I can!
-GCA Staff, Ms. Collins