Use these cards to help promote a kind, caring and polite community in your classroom. These are for the students to use in communicating with each other. It is so heart-warming to see the joy on a student’s face while receiving a compliment or thank you from one of their peers.
Click to see a video about these cards in my classroom
"My students loved using these to compliment one another's writing." ~Jennifer H.
In a corner of my classroom, I have a small basket with blank cards and a fancy green box next to it. I explain and model the use of the cards with the class. Students may write one compliment or thank-you per week to deposit in the box. One day a week, I share the compliments and thank-you’s with the whole class.
In the past, I have posted all the cards on a wall, but it out-grew its space and cards were hanging from the ceiling. My students decided it would be nice to be able to keep their cards in their desks for inspiration when they feel down. Great idea!
PDF download includes:
- 1 page of thank you cards
- 1 page of compliment cards
Each card is 5-12 x 4-1/4 inches (14 x 11 cm). The cards print four to a page (postcard style).
Take your classroom management to the next level...the "polite level"...with these cards. Get your kids thinking, speaking and acting with kindness.
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