Repeat as often as possible. We feel really lucky to work with such encouraging writers at Hallmark! They keep our self-esteem high with inspirational quotes like this. Customize your card for somebody who needs a boost at Hallmark.com.
This is my take on vocab pockets. I put a variety of high level adjectives for common words such as happy or sad into jewellery bags and hung them onto hooks to encourage children to use them to expand their vocabulary. Jeweller bags were £2 from eBay, bargain!!!
I LOVE this activity. We always used to do this at the end of our youth retreats. You tape a piece of cardstock to the back of each person. Everyone gets a pen and you walk around the room writing nice things about that person (like their great attitude, how they are a role model, or how you've seen them grow during retreat!)