Irish School Ditches Homework For One Month, Assigns ‘Acts of Kindness’ Instead
To help their students learn more about compassion, Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin, an elementary school in Clonakilty Ireland, has decided to ditch all homework for one month and assign their kids “acts of kindness” instead.
In the weeks leading up to the holidays, kids at Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin, Clonakilty have been given a kindness task for each weekday. Mondays they are asked to reach out to and communicate with an elderly person. Tuesdays they make a family member’s life easier by taking over a chore or helping out without being asked. Wednesdays are for random acts of kindness of any kind, and Thursdays are for doing something kind for themselves to take care of their own mental and emotional well-being.
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