In my classroom we give power claps.
That's two loud, cheerleader style claps...all hands in the classroom at the same time.
You pretty much have done something super remarkable to get power claps.
Maybe you made a 100 on a test.
Or you completed your paper with the most GORGEOUS handwriting.
It could even have been that the whole class earned two power claps for something spectacular we did, like lining up quietly or receiving a compliment from another teacher or adult. In that case we give ourselves power claps, sort of like a pat on the back.
We should recognize effort and applaud it, right?
Sometimes I give myself power claps.
Two power claps for remembering to clock in this morning.
Two power claps for leaving school before 5:00 this evening.
Two power claps for the awesome way I finished that load of laundry.
You deserve some power claps today. Consider your efforts recognized and applauded, Friends.