As a kindergarten teacher, you can image how hectic things may get. However, I know through years of experience that I must continue to be my bubbly self, show lots of positivity and teach students how to be kind to each other on a consistent basis. Positive benefits will soon rub off on even the most challenging students when kindness is infused within the classroom. Some students need to be explicitly taught what kindness looks like and what kindness sounds like. We just can't assume that students come to school knowing the powerful effects of kindness.
To teach students what kindness means, you could begin with defining it.