Monday, December 19, 2011
First thing this morning, I showed everyone what I had been working on before school. I had written a compliment for each one of them on a colorful strip of paper. I read them all aloud, and clarified that a compliment was a nice or positive statement. For Read/Write time this morning, the children were challenged to write a compliment about each of their classmates. I heard exclamations of, "Let's make this the longest compliment chain ever!", and "Maybe we will get in the world record book!"
I was pleased at how thoughtful (and true!) these compliments were. Children were acknowledged for their listening skills, imaginations, silliness, intelligence, and friendliness. My favorite overheard comment? Juna saying, "I'm writing Owen is ADORABLE."