Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Random Acts of Awesome

All school year we have been saving our juice boxes... and Mrs. MJ takes them to the bottle depot and returns with MONEY..... woooo hoooo.  We've been saving up for something awesome.  And today was the big moment.

Random Acts of Kindness Day.  It's my favourite field trip.  Hands Down.

I took our bottle money (OK... I used my debit card.... but the kids don't know that).  I bought 17 medium hot chocolates from Timmy Ho's.  We taped a little note on the top ("Wishing You a Warm Day... From Mother Teresa Kindergarten... Random Acts of Kindness Project").  We broke off into groups.

And then.

The magic happened.

I love my job!

Each child had a hot chocolate to give away.  They were a little nervous.  A little excited.  And a little unsure what to expect.

We walked through the mall.  One child said, "I'm going to save mine for the bus driver."  Awwwwww.  The look on his face was priceless.


Another child said, "I'll take it to her, she looks thirsty."  Another insisted that she wanted to take her hot chocolate to the "XBOX Guy" (EB Games store).  And everyone that we met was THRILLED with our project (although some were a little confused).  

We intended to catch people off guard.  We intended to bless strangers.  We intended to make someone's day. 

Mission Accomplished.  

And those short people learned that it only takes a little to make a big difference.  $27 to be exact.  :)


  1. We are absolutely blessed to have such a WONDERFUL Kindergarten teacher and assistants to give our children experiences like this!

    I will definitely be "penciling" random acts of kindness dates with my kids into my agenda :)

  2. Thank you so much for helping teach our kids this valuable lesson!! It truly warmed my heart walking with the kids through the mall handing out the hot chocolate with them!!!

  3. What an inspiration and motivation for other schools in the city. Way to go!!

  4. What a fantastic story; heard about it on the radio this morning first and then read ur blog post...just awesome. Keep up the good work in molding these precious little people into great ambassadors of life!