Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Kindness Project: Making the School a More Beautiful Place. . .one bathroom at a time


This sign hangs on the inside of each stall door.
I have been working as a School Counselor for 20 years, and I am still impressed and amazed at the ideas that kids come up with.  It excites me to see their passions, tugs on my heartstrings to see their yearnings to make the world better, and humbles me to hear, from their perspective, how simple life is. 

My Kindness Project Group has made of list of things they want to change in school to make it a better place.  Changes making out list include: reduce bullying, stop teacher favoritism, get rid of stereotypes, reduce the "glum", and make school feel more like home. 

We have taken the last issue pretty seriously and have thought of a bunch of ways to make the school look a little more inviting. . .think of curb appeal.   Anyway, the subject of bathrooms came up.  The kids hate the bathrooms.  They are ugly.  So, we tried to do something about that by making the bathroom a friendlier place to visit.

Before I show you our pictures, I must admit, Pinterest gave us some ideas for posters.  I am not sure who first posted them, but if it was you, Thanks.




The Bathroom As It Looks Now:







It is a small step, but every great accomplishment began with someone taking that small step.
 
If you click on the posters, you should find a google drive link for that poster.  The posters can also be downloaded from the resource page.

71 comments:

  1. Carol, I would really like a copy of your sign you hung inside the bathroom stalls, my email is hinza@kaukauna.k12.wi.us

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    1. Sure. I can send it on Monday when I get back to school.

      Thanks for visiting my blog!
      Carol

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    2. Could I have a copy of your posters as well? Thanks, Jolene
      perryj@sad44.org

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    3. Can you email me the posters? also the sign you hang in the bathroom. erina437@gmail.com or erina@westbrookhealth.com THANKS!!

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  2. Are you able to email me your posters? They are AMAZING!!!
    aelias@csd.k12.ca.us

    THANK YOU!
    ~Amanda

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  3. Could u email them to me too? sjoja14@yahoo.com

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  4. Could you email them to me as well? My email address is: duncanc@desarc.wmsc.k12.ar.us

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  5. I would love the posters too...kim.erwin at boiseschools dot org

    Thank you! (Love your blog!)

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  6. Can you please email them to me as well? I would love to use them at my school. My email address is Kbodurtha@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  7. Me as well please?
    Perri916@yahoo.com

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  8. Would love a copy as well!
    vogle@ptisd.org
    Love this idea!

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  9. can you please send me the posters as well. Also the Dear You poster.
    ljf@pcsd1.net
    Thanks
    Lisa

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  10. I love your site! I did my Junior Student teacher at your school, so I was really excited to find it as a great resource for my 5th grade Advisory. If you get a moment, I would love a digital copy of the "You Are Amazing" poster. My email is sdelvillano@htrinity.org Thanks!!

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  11. I hope everyone who asked for the "You are Amazing" poster has checked their email! Thanks everyone for visiting my blog.
    Carol

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  12. Can i have the email as well? Thanks so much. Your ideas inspire me! Molnarr@ region18.org

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  13. Can I have a copy of your poster, Carol? My email is crystalceddins@gmail.com.

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    1. can i have it from you this my email alaaalshehri@gmail.com :)

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  14. Could you email me as well?! These posters are GREAT:)
    aeldemire@amandlacharterschool.org

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  15. What an amazing idea!! I love it! Can I please have a copy of the stall door poster also?
    chicklet28@hotmail.com

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  16. May I be added to the email list for the posters? Thank you for sharing! aberrier@asheboro.k12.nc.us

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  17. I would like to be added to your email list for the posters? Thank you...ehernandez0207@yahoo.com

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  18. Carol could i also get a copy of the posters hbratcher@bsd124.org

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  19. Could I also get a copy of your posters? What a creative idea! Thank you!

    award@spencerschools.org

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  20. Could you please email me these posters, they are great. chiquita@westnet.com.au
    Thanks Jodie

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  21. Could you please email me the posters, would love to use them in my middle school. Thanks so much! ssteele1@usd259.net

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  22. Could you please email me the posters!! they are wonderful:) Thanks in advance!! michelle1986augustine@gmail.com
    Compliments of the season!!

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  23. Hi Carol,
    Love these posters. Here's an odd question for you. Whenever I see neat items like these, one of the first questions that comes to my mind is "does their school really let them print so many things in color like this?" My school runs on a threadbare budget and we could never make posters like these. I'm would love to be able to make things as cheerful, but have to make due with black and white. Or maybe counselors are just using their own color printers at home - either way, it's a lot of ink. Am I missing something? Well, they look terrific and I hope you have a wonderful end of winter break and feel rested when you head back next week (?).

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  24. I am a new school counselor and I absolutely love the bathroom stall idea. Would you please email me this at kngipson@caddo.k12.la.us. Thanks in advance!

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  25. Hi I am a new school counselor and I really like the bathroom stall idea. Could you email me this at kngipson@caddo.k12.la.us

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  26. Could you also email me your posters? Thank you

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  27. This is a great idea....you have so many of them (ideas) thanks for sharing them! Would you please email me your posters I would also love to have any of your documents on academic support. My e mail is knick@abernathyisd.com Thanks so much!

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  28. I would love if you could email me the posters. My email is quintal@sd242.org Thank you!

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  29. I also you would love the posters. They are great! I think the 5th and 6th graders at my building would love them. Thank you for sharing. ragnesc@dexterschools.org

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  30. I would love to hang your posters around our school next year. Could you please send them to me? Tanya.schroyer@pas.k12.mn.us

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  31. This is so sweet for you to share. I'm a new counselor and would love these! Tressa.marr@rockwallisd.org
    Thank you!
    Tressa

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  32. These are fantastic!!! I would love an email as well.

    lrichard@eastchambers.net

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  33. Would love to have a copy of the posters and signs. Could you please email to me at
    fbrunn@henry.k12.ga.us

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  34. I would love for you to email me your posters and signs as well! What a great idea. You are a gift to those students and they are a gift to you and others!! Tyoung7@cinci.rr.com
    Thank you!
    #feelinginspired!

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  35. Great idea! I'd love to decorate our bathrooms. Will you please email the posters to eckertk@sgcs.k12.in.us

    Thank you!

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  36. I love these and would love to hang them without anyone knowing and see their reaction. Can I please get them? ggodinez@stmatthewschool.org Thanks!!

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  37. I would love it if you could email them to me as well - these would be perfect for our bathrooms. Thanks :) KKahmoson@ogusd.org

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  38. Thanks for the great idea! Can you send me your beautiful posters to kandersen@ogusd.org

    Thanks again!

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  39. This is a fantastic project. Would you email me your posters?? Thank you so much for posting this!! lara.sigmon@moffatsd.org

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  40. I would love the posters too! My email is creid@chestercommunitycharter.org.

    Thanks so much!

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  41. Can I have the posters as well! Love them! pyeager@holyspirit-al.com Thank you!!!

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  42. Can I have the posters as well? TIA!! awetzel@pv62.com

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  43. Can I also have a copy of the posters? Kkoehler@stamfordct.gov
    Thank you!

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  45. Hello! My professor shared your blog with our class and I absolutely love and appreciate your blog. May I also have a copy? ccasanova@my.lamar.edu

    Thank you!
    Cynthia

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  46. Great and impressive article.!! Got to learn and know more about designing.

    school web design

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  47. The messages are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Beti

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  48. Hi Carol,

    Could I please have the link to the signs? I would love to use them! They are great!

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  49. Hi Carol! Could you email me your signs, please? I love this idea!

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  50. I know this is an old post but I just stumbled upon it and would love the posters you used. I LOVE this idea and the idea of creating a kindness group. I'm going to try to implement this at my school. Thanks for the great ideas! deborah.vanschooten@isd199.org

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  51. Love the idea of the bathroom stall posters. May I have a copy? Please and Thank you!
    Hilderbrand@fox.k12.mo.us

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  52. I would love to get my hands on your posters! What a great way to spread kindness throughout the school. If you wouldn't mind sharing, I would appreciate it!
    williamsLi@friscoisd.org

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  53. Excellent Idea. Could I get copies of your posters. I would like to replicate your kindness project at our schools. Thank you for sharing! analuisa@frontiernet.net

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  54. This is a great idea! I would like to start this project at our brand new charter school. Can you please share these with me? My email is psurmenian1@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!!

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  55. I love this too! Could I get copies of the posters and sign please? My email is lnolan@tipton-county.com. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  56. I love this too! Thank you so much for sharing this. May I please get a copy as well. jsmith@sheldon.k12.mo.us

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  57. This is a great idea! I would like to start this project at our brand new charter school. Can you please share these with me? My email is ps4urmenia242n1@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!!
    MyBedMyBath

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  58. Would you please share with me?
    brittyd11@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  59. I would love a copy of these posters! amymlockhart@gmail.com

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  60. Thank you for these great ideas. Can you please share these posters with me at mkiernan@wareham.k12.ma.us

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  61. I would love a copy of these posters as well. We have a lot of students who need self motivation or a quick pick me up.
    aj.obanion@yahoo.com

    Angeline

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  62. Could I please have an email of the posters as well.

    janet.blackmon@montgomery.k12.nc.us

    Thank you!! Great idea.

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  63. love your blog, and your TPT store, I have been able to use many of your activities or lessons with my own school! Any want to still get these posters? bhelm1126@gmail.com

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