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:
- Good natured
- Spelled correctly
Sentence Stems For Compliments
Thanks for being a...
You are a good...
I appreciate your...
Thank you for….
Word List For Creative Classroom Compliments
|Conscious||Considerate||Clean and organized|
|Loving||Loyal||Manages Time Well|
|Practical||Presents Self Well||Proactive|
|Sense of Humor||Sensual||Serves Others|
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