Classroom Compliments: Ending The Year On A Positive Note

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on May 28, 2015 4:00:09 AM

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Students can celebrate the end-of-the-year by giving other classmates compliments. This activity incorporates writing and utilizes students' verbal skills. It develops kid's social skills by educating them about the importance of being kind to each other. Teachers can model this activity for the students by charting sentence stems and using the word list below. Then the educator can verbally articulate the compliments. If time allows, students can even develop a compliment skit, where they say kind words about one another.

Teachers should establish rules prior to having students write compliments.

Compliments should be:

  • Positive
  • Good natured
  • Kind
  • Nice
  • Truthful
  • Spelled correctly

Sentence Stems For Compliments

Thanks for being a...

You are a good...

I appreciate your...

Thank you for….

I like...

Word List For Creative Classroom Compliments

Accountable Adaptable Adventurous
Alert Ambitious Appropriate
Assertive Astute Attentive
Authentic Altruistic Brave
Calm Caring Capable
Certain Charismatic Clear
Collaborative Committed Communicator
Compassion Comradeship Connected
Conscious Considerate Clean and organized
Contributes Cooperative Courageous
Creative Curious Dedicated
Determined Diplomatic Directive
Disciplined Dynamic Easygoing
Effective Efficient Empathetic
Empowers Energetic Enthusiastic
Ethical Excited Expressive
Facilitates Fairness Faithful
Fearless Flexible Friendly
Great Generosity Gratitude
Happy Hard Working Honest
Honorable Humorous Imaginative
Immaculate Independent Initiates
Innovative Inquiring Inquiring
Integrates Integrity Intelligent
Intentional Interested Intimate
Joyful Knowledgeable Leading
Listener Lively Logical
Loving Loyal Manages Time Well
Networker Nurturing Open-Minded
Optimism Organized Patient
Peaceful Planner Playful
Poised Polite Powerful
Practical Presents Self Well Proactive
Problem-Solver Productive Punctual
Reliable Resourceful Responsible
Self-confident Self-generating Self-reliant
Sense of Humor Sensual Serves Others
Sincere Skillful Spiritual
Spontaneous Smiles Strong
Successful Supportive Tactful
Trusting Trustworthy Truthful
Versatile Vibrant Warm
Willing Wise Zealous

Online Books and Instructional Guides

nonfiction books

Students can benefit from reading these online books that teach valuable social skills. Online books offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Educators and parents can utilize helpful teacher’s guides to help with planning instructional lessons. These content-rich planning guides include engaging ideas to assist with instruction in close reading. Big Universe offers thousands of titles in many different languages on hundreds of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts at Big Universe.

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