With that in mind, we started a ‘Shout Out’ wall in our room where everyday students can write something positive about someone in the class. At the end of the week, all the shoutouts are taken down and given out to take home and show parents and keep.
This has been a really positive thing to do. During the day students can be seen going up and writing away then putting their shout out up. Others go and read the shout outs and are really excited to see their name up there. It makes them feel good and they, in turn, want to make others feel good. Happiness is contagious!
I like the shoutouts because I like how everyone has positive thoughts about each other. Maddox
I like the shout outs because people write kind things about me. Sapphire
I like the shout outs because I get nice compliments and I get to show my parents what nice things people say about me. Ihaka
I like the shout outs because it makes me feel good about myself. Alana
I like the shoutouts because I get nice compliments about me. I keep them at home and stick them on my wall with pins so I can see them. I also cover them all over my window! Jayden Porter