Acknowledgment Buffet

For High School & Middle Level • Grade 4-12

Materials: Paper plates

 

Acknowledgment Buffet

Give students a paper plate and have them write their name in the middle. Have them arrange the plates at desks or tables. Students then wander the buffet and write a positive appropriate acknowledgment on four different plates. Signing their name after what they have written is optional. Each student’s plate should have four acknowledgments by the end. If they encounter a full plate, they move on to another. 

Plan for Success: Review what constitutes a positive and appropriate acknowledgement. Model a few based on the starters listed below. Post up the list for reference.

Acknowledgment Sentence Starters

I noticed that …

We showed our social contract (or rules) by …

Because you … our class/group was …

You made me feel … when you …

When you … I was able to …

I appreciate the way you…

Shout out to ...

Thank you for…

I'm grateful for ...

Kudos to ... 

You did it! 

Our group/my partner was... 

Related Activity Type: 
Acknowledgments / Cheers / Closings