This positive craft/ writing project is a self-esteem activity perfect for Back-to-School, End of Year, or anytime when students need to feel empowered with I CAN reminders. I integrate writing, reading (a note from the teacher), and a craft that can hang up all school-year long. Students bury their negative thoughts with a funeral (and writing activity) and replace their negative thoughts with I CAN statements and letter to themselves. Finish the writing activities with decorating and hanging the CAN in your classroom all year! Then, when students are struggling, remind them of their CAN. This is a perfect activity to boost any student and remind them I CAN DO HARD THINGS. In fact, it was a "rule" that students couldn't say "I can't" in my classroom, so kids would catch each other and remind them, "I CAN!"