Why did this project remind me of my students? Well, they love being ninjas...ok I know this sounds kind of crazy! But, we needed to be quiet traveling the building during some testing...and the suggestion of being hallway ninjas totally worked! Now anytime we need to do something secret-like, we become "ninjas." Hey...it's only crazy if it doesn't work!
I did have to change up the project a bit to make it public school appropriate. (Plus nothing is ever cute enough for me!) Here is how the Secret Random Acts of Kindness work...
The secret R.A.K.s start with each student receiving the "Top Secret" package...
Inside the envelope is a letter outlining the mission (in Mission: Impossible style...including the warning statement...well not really!). Also included in the package is a list of Secret R.A.K. Ideas.
The Secret Agent is to chose a "target" and perform a secret RAK. The mission is to do this each day for SEVEN days! They will list the "Target" and the R.A.K. they performed and report back at the end of the assigned time.
Another thing I am doing differently from the original project is...I am not telling my students, but I have a little prize for those that successfully complete the mission. Just a little prize...nothing big! I am really trying to emphasize through all these acts that it feels better to do for others with no expectation of something in return. I can't wait to see how many of mine complete this!
If you would like to do this project with your class, click on the picture below to download a PDF copy for yourself!