Your Best Foot Forward"
Submitted: January 9, 2002
a homeschooling parent, I loved the "shoes" idea submitted
earlier, and decided to take it a little further.
Click the link to download the "Put
Your Best Foot Forward" reproducible)
additional incentive to get my daughter to try a little harder,
and take that "extra step" toward accomplishment, I
modified the original idea.
starting with a list of possible goals, (determined by both teacher
and student,) each new accomplishment could be followed with the
child making a new shoe, perhaps a little bigger, indicating growth
Alternative idea: use hearts for Valentine's Day, or Shamrock's
for St. Patrick's Day, or even little "loving cups"
to allow students to create their own "awards."
of these goals may include: improved reading, writing, math, classroom
assistance, or any favorable efforts toward improving the teamwork
the accomplished task, the child's name, and date on the shoe,
and hang it up. Most PS students love to see their names and projects
on the walls, too.
may be an especially nice way to get more parents to come for
Parents' Nights. All parents want to see their child's progress,
at a glance.
here for "Put Your Best Foot Forward" Reproducible