This is a pledge that I have made a part of my morning routine. It says:
"I am a [grade level].
I am unique and special.
I am responsible for my own actions,
So I can make good choices.
I can be anything I want to be.
I have a brain and I can learn.
I will do great things!
I know my teacher loves and believes in me,
And I will succeed!"
In my class, we say it enthusiastically and with motions to go along with each point. We will regularly go through the pledge (especially at the beginning of the year) and discuss what each line means. It's awesome to see the students take it to heart!