I always start out with teaching about optimism and a positive attitude. I also use bucket filling activities and acts of kindness as a focus.
The sooner we can help children to feel good about themselves, the sooner they will be willing to strive to be the best they can be. It is important that they learn to strive to improve themselves and not try to be like someone else. Everyone is unique and special and it is our job to help them see this and celebrate it.
I have created some bookmarks and certificates that are tangible things that let them celebrate.
I liked the tufts clipart by Krista Wallden, so I used it as my backdrop for these products. There are six different products available. I have also bundled them for anyone who would like to have them all. I can hardly wait to start using them with my new class.
Have an awesome year everyone!