Well ATP #3 (aren't I blessed to have THREE Awesome Teaching Partners?!) has the perfect activity!
She gives each kid a paper with his/her name on it that gets passed around to all the other students. Each kiddo takes a turn writing something positive and specific about their classmate.
What they end up with is a poster of warm fuzziness basically.
I came into school for a few hours to put in grades and had a grand time procrastinating by making these posters for my kiddos. I tried to make a symbol/ decor choice specific to each one, including a smiley face, a bowling pin, a crown, a racetrack, a running shoe, a roller skate, legos, and more. It's so fun to know them so well at this point!
I look forward to seeing them react to a personalized "work of art."