"I think I can, I think I can..." said the Little Engine that Could. My kids love to say "I did it!" That sense of accomplishment and success is HUGE. As a teacher, it is one of the joys of the job. To see a child 'get it' is priceless.
How do you celebrate success? Throughout the year, I hope to share with you simple ways on how you can celebrate success.
Today, I have a SO SIMPLE DIY that I think can make a huge impact on your students and for all you moms out there, for your own kids.
This project took me about 1 hour (mainly because I had some interruptions-those darn kids again-my own-haha :) and was under $5.00!!!
I got to use my Silhouette Cameo! Yay! They have these vinyls you can use to make your life even easier! (which is sold online and at Haaahhhbby Lahhhhbby-I love that place!) -anyway-
1. Place the Duck Tape around the edge of the foam sheet (I use foam sheet because it is durable yet easy to cut) to make a border
2. Cut your letters using a Cameo or you can use stickers or some other '3D' letters like wood letters of glitter letters--whatever your heart desires!
3. Then I cut a small rectangular shape using the Cameo and the chalkboard vinyl. I wanted this to be pretty plain. The idea is to write tons of successes as they come up throughout the year.
4. I attached the letters and the shape to the foam board.
5. I traced a small paper plate to make a circle.
6. I cut the circle out and voila!
You could celebrate big things like "I made a 100% on my spelling test" or small things "I kept my desk clean for 2 days." I would bring this out every once in awhile and for those much needed rewards--just so you don't get overwhelmed.
What is one success your kiddos have made?
Have fun celebrating all those successes! Especially these first weeks of school!! Have a great weekend!