We present to you…. The Happiness Project

After many conversations with my students and some pre-planning, we have settled on an idea for our activism project! We are so excited to present to you “The Happiness Project”.

We are so very excited to have some of the details of our project worked out. Let me share with you what we have been up to over the last week as we ironed out some of the finer details we have made in preparation to roll out our project!

The Happiness Project

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What is the Happiness Project?

The happiness project is an activism project that our Grade 3/4 classroom will be hosting. In honor of International World Happiness day, we are going to dive deep into ourselves in the pursuit of happiness. Over the next few months, we are going to participate in daily activities that encourage mindfulness, self-regulation, self-care, gratitude, with the end result being happiness.  We will explore the belief that happiness lies within ourselves and that with self-care and attention to self we can boost our happiness.

We invite and encourage you to get your own happiness journal and follow along with our simple daily activities on your own pursuit of happiness.

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Our Cause: We have decided to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation Saskatchewan. Our mission is to make Rainbow Loom bracelets as a symbol and reminder that happiness is already within you. All money raised from our bracelet sales will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation Saskatchewan.

How you can get involved:

We will be looking for other classrooms to collaborate with for this project. We will be using many forms of media to involve others in our project. We will be reaching out to classrooms by sending an email inviting them to join our project. We will also use my twitter account to invite and encourage other classrooms from around Regina or anywhere in the world to join us. Our classroom will explore how we can use different types of media to spread awareness and help bring people together for a cause. We will also be launching our Happiness Project Classroom Blog. This blog will be where we will share our classrooms journey with our happiness project. This is where other classrooms can follow along, read about our classroom experiences, find daily activities to participate in all which will be written by students within our classroom.

We will also be getting our school and other classrooms involved with purchasing our Rainbow Loom bracelets as a way to show their support our project as well as make a donation to our charity. Please let me know if your classroom would be interested in purchasing some of our bracelets.

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These are the beginning details of our project.  I have sent additional permission slips home with students so they have permission to share their work and ideas publicly on our classroom happiness blog. We would love for you to follow along on our journey!

Please contact me with any questions you have! Send me your email address if you would like to be included on our email list with further details about this project!

Thanks for stopping by! We are so excited to get this project off the ground! We will meet you at happy!

About cdegelman

Grade 3/4 teacher at Douglas Park School in Regina, Saskatchewan
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7 Responses to We present to you…. The Happiness Project

  1. I love this idea!! I can’t wait to read about you and your students progress with this project! Very exciting!!


  2. …I’m a few days late to the party, but I wanted to stop by nonetheless and say that this sounds like it will be a very memorable project for your students – it is definitely something I look forward to seeing take shape.

    Best of luck,



  3. jocelyncarr says:

    Love the happiness project! I would love to follow your kids blog. I also think it’s a great way for them to connect to other people’s classes through a blog.


  4. Great idea for a project and I’m excited to see what comes out of this. Be sure to share your relevant social media posts my way, and I’ll be very happy to share and retweet! Thanks for taking on this great project!


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