June 16th, 2021
Our Kind News magazine spring survey results are in, and we have a lot to smile about!
We heard that:
Teachers also had some things to say about the magazine and its impact.
One teacher shared how Kind News supports her school’s service-learning focus:
“Service-learning is part of the culture at our school. Many of the ideas presented in Kind News stimulate conversations about what kids could do to help others, both people and animals. On Thursdays our morning work theme is “Thinking it Through Thursday”, so I assign the digital copy of the magazine for the students to read. Then, during our morning meeting we discuss what articles or ideas made them think or inspired them to action of some sort. I also co-sponsor a service club, so some of the ideas in the magazine have inspired our service projects. In a time when kindness is needed more than ever, I truly appreciate this resource!” – Lynn, fifth-grade teacher – Garnet Valley, PA
A special education teacher spoke about how the magazine inspires discussion about her students’ love for animals and an appreciation for nature:
“Kind News magazine has helped me integrate reading and writing skills into my special education classroom and uses content that all students can relate to. They love reading about various animals, people performing good deeds, and connecting their lives to the content. It has inspired our classes to go outside more, discuss their pets and love for animals in the classroom, and take nature walks.” – Middle school teacher
This teacher added that the specific study guides she creates to go with the content ask about the students’ emotional response to the text, and asked if reading it changed their opinion about a topic or made them think about it in a different way.
Many also mentioned how the magazine both inspires students to be kind and make a difference, while also bolstering their reading skills:
“I am passionate about animal kindness and nurturing kindness in my students. Kind News helps me to target both of these along with helping students to improve their comprehension! Kids love to talk about animals which makes this magazine very engaging!” -Special education teacher, fourth and fifth grade – North Berwick, ME
“My students love to get Kind News. They are excited to read the information provided and they want to act upon it. They have realized that they CAN do things to help our community even though they are only 7, 8 or 9 years old. It has been a wonderful resource for my classroom!” – Amie Reneau, second-grade teacher – Fort Wayne, Indiana
“My students love getting the Kind News magazines. It’s 20 minutes of pure silence as they read through the articles. I love that they are practicing their reading skills while reading positive stories about animals.” – Fifth-grade teacher – Henderson, NV
We are thrilled that Kind News is helping children become more empathetic, encouraging them to have compassion for animals, and inspiring them to help their communities.