When you check work, do you write little notes, smiles, stars, etc?
I didn't do it much last year, but this year (2nd grade) I have been making a point of writting "Nice!" and putting smiles, stars, or stickers on work that is done well. It has been really encouraging her. She actually looks forward to giving me her work so she can see what notes I will put on it when I give it back.
So, I was just curious, what little things do you do to encourage your child?