This season’s theme is about believing in oneself and understanding the benefits of hard work and importance of practice.  I’ve been working on elaborating  more with this theme wanting to create a rich visual learning environment for students—anchor charts for easy access and reference,  leveled charts to help students self monitor their progress,  build on their intrinsic motivation, and simple jars for students to fill with little  poms poms for each successful assignment.  Students earn rewards and recognition for those who fill their jar to the top.  It’s about acknowledging every success they’ve accomplished, no matter how small, in each lesson.