December 06, 2006
A wall outside my classroom is called the “Exemplary Wall.” Students who have earned 100% on any assignment or whose behavior is exemplary are allowed to place a cut-out shape on the wall. This shape (usually a die-cut construction paper shape) bears the student’s name and achievement and allows recognition by students, teachers and visitors. Our Exemplary Wall becomes so full that it is cleared monthly. Each child is then able to take his/her own shapes home to share with family.