We are a Be Kind school and I think most of our students have done a wonderful job embracing the motto of "be kind". I love "catching kids being kind" and acknowledging them for the simplest, selfless acts.
I saw another school was doing this:
If a student is lonely and in need of a friend, he or she heads to the bench. Other students then go over and invite him or her to play with them. What a great way to encourage friendship!
And I'd love to implement something at our school! I know metal will get extremely hot during the summer months, so that is a concern. It'd be great if student council could paint the bench. Perhaps it could be a parting gift from this year's fifth graders?
I think it's definitely worth looking into :)