Pockets of Compliments
Idea by Allison, 3rd /4th Grade Multiage Teacher, Pingree Grove, IL
Our school has a bulletin board that provides each student with his or her own library pocket. Beneath the board, I place a plastic bin filled with Compliment Forms. Each form includes three core expectations: Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Safe. When a student see another child displaying a positive behavior, he or she circles the appropriate behavior on the form, adds a personal note about the specifics of what he or she observed, fills out the rest of the form and places the completed form in that child’s pocket. It’s a great way for kids to acknowledge peers for doing the right thing.
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