Great Ideas: Affirmation Days

Affirmation Days

Our religion classes have been using affirmation days to affirm the worth of each student. On his or her special affirmation day, a student is given notes of encouragement and praise as well as small gifts to brighten their day. Being a school exclusively serving students with cognitive disabilities, this event creates a lifetime of memories and happiness! Affirmation day also teaches the ability to give and to take joy in the simple act of showing kindness and compassion while building a classroom and school community.

—Alex Eckler, teacher, The Notre Dame School of Dallas, Dallas, TX