Well-done spelling tests, math quizzes, and book reports adorn the refrigerators of proud family members and caretakers all over Flint. The kids in your care have many non-school achievements, and you can show pride in those as well!
You just need a few materials to proudly celebrate children’s achievements:
- Paper- the back of envelopes, junk mail, anything you can write on
- Writing utensil- marker, pen, crayon
Sit down together and talk about things children have achieved lately that you’re proud of.
For example, “I’m really proud of you for being resilient and learning how to ride a bike even though it took a lot of practice,” or “I’m really proud of you for being responsible and choosing to do your homework before you play video games.”
Write these down on the paper, throw a big A+ or smiley face on them, and hang them up on the fridge!
Invite the kids to tell you what they’re proud of in themselves too. You might learn a lot about who they are when you’re not around.
Wouldn’t you love to hear, “I’m really proud of myself because I was nice to the bully in class, even though they’re not nice to me”? The PEP team sure would!
Enjoy these special moments together!