Fishing for compliments
By Ally Schneider, Lily El Hassan, Brendan Farrell and Abbie Miller
Mrs. Ossi, the 7th grade religion teacher at San Jose Catholic School, suggested to her students that we do a Lenten project at school
We all enthusiastically agreed.
When it came time to choose the project, everyone poured in their ideas. The number one choice was a compliment board or banner. After much consideration, the theme “Fishing for Compliments” was chosen.
We decided to create a large mural of an ocean to serve as the compliment board. The Pre-K4 classes received butterflies to decorate. All the other grades were given fish that had the name of a classmate written on them. Whoever you got, you had to write a compliment about them on the fish. The fish were placed in old shoeboxes decorated by the 7th grade students. The fish in the boxes where then collected and posted on the board where the entire student body could see the compliments on exhibit.
Nowadays, people don’t give and receive compliments as much as they used to. The compliment board was the perfect solution for this problem.