Saturday, October 4, 2014

Another Way to Praise

One of the things I tell my parents at Open House is that students in my room earn their praise. When a student brings their paper up to turn it in with nothing but their name on it-they aren't going to get a "good job". I'm going to remind them what they were supposed to do. I tell them all the time that I want them to impress me and believe me, I let them know when they do.

That being said I do think there is something about everyone that can be praised and appreciated. I remember being a class when I was getting certified where they gave us a list of words we could use to praise kids: great job, super effort, you came to school today! :) That one still cracks me up. At least twice a year I mail home certificates like postcards. I fill them out with something I am proud of them for and mail them to their homes. I know kids don't get very much mail and will be excited to see this in their mailbox!

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  1. I haven't accessed the USPS enough. Kids would love mail like that.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I found a cape in my brother's room that is flame-like fabric. Whenever someone is "on fire" with great behavior or academic work. I wrap the cape around their shoulders and they wear it until they see someone who is "on fire" I love the Snail Mail....adding that to my list, my district will even pay to mail it!
    Chickadee Jubilee