I saw this idea on Pinterest today, from the blog lil light o' mine. Random acts of kindness are part of the birthday routine in our classroom so I was diggin' this idea. I actually liked the comment from a pinner the best, which was to have a child pull a random act of kindness from the jar as a consequence for being unkind in the classroom. I could totally see myself saying to a rude or harsh-speaking student, "It looks like you need to work on the skill of being kind. Why don't you go pick out a task that will help you practice that." Ah, how I love natural consequences. And wouldn't it be great to have them perform their act of kindness before apologizing, just to soften the heart for a more genuine apology?