Nurture positive attitudes, character, kindness and self-esteem with this product designed to engage students in recognizing individual worth and value in the school community. This product consists of letter-sized poster templates in different designs. The templates are formatted so that they are editable on the computer or may be completed by hand. They are designed to be completed by students working independently or cooperatively. By completing the templates, the students will share the unique talents and gifts each of their classmates bring to the school community. The completed templates will remind each student of his or her value and worth as a unique individual. The posters also make a great bulletin board to be viewed by parents, staff, and peers.
Follow these steps to complete the activity:
1. Type or write the name of each student in the class on a separate template. The templates are provided in computer editable formats or with lines to guide handwriting. They are also provided in full color or black and white for printing convenience.
2. Encourage students to type or hand-write a positive comment about the student on his/her page. A different student provides each comment and all comments must be positive and complimentary. Students are not allowed to view comments on their own page during completion of this step of the activity.
3. When ten comments have been provided for each student, proofread and edit the comments as needed and then print these mini posters to display on a bulletin board. This display will affirm and encourage the students individually and collectively.
4. At the end of the school year, students are allowed to keep their personal posters as a reminder of their unique value and talents.
These poster are a fun and encouraging way to get students thinking about the individual gifts, talents and worth every student brings to the student body. Reading the positive comments students write about peers will encourage students to think about their peers in a positive light.
We hope you and your students will enjoy completing this project. Don't forget to let the students complete posters for the teachers. Everyone benefits from authentic, positive affirmation!
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