Monday, June 25, 2018


In addition to building a positive sense of self in children at school, it is important to give parents tools they can use at home.

Proud Parent 

This book is a fantastic way to make children feel special! You will need a 3 ring notebook and blank paper for this project. Decorate the cover of the book with the title “The Proud Parent.” On the first page write these directions:

     Today you have an opportunity to add a page
     about your child in our PROUD PARENT BOOK.
     Please put a picture of your child at the top of the page.
     Next, write a short description of your child. You might
     want to include your child’s physical attributes (hair
     color, eyes, etc.), activities your child enjoys, and things
     that make your child special.

Invite one child each day to take the book home so their parents can write about them.
Let children share what their parents have written about them the next day in class.

My Good Book 

Punch holes in 10- 15 sheets of paper and insert them in a clasp folder to make a book for each child. Let children decorate the front cover with a self-portrait. Write “My Good Book” on the front and send home a note similar to the one below to parents.
Dear Parents,
“Catching” your child doing the right thing will help you be the cheerleader that they need. When your child does something that you want to encourage, take a moment to write it down in their “Good Book.” Read over the book frequently and discuss their positive qualities.


Peeking Puppies (Literacy Center)