Our class was too focused on what we could not do and needed to focus instead on what they could do. So I decided that we needed to have a funeral for our "Can'ts." I borrowed a shovel from the custodian and we went out back. After I said a few words, we buried them and went back inside.
It's a challenge to get children to believe in themselves, but it's one I am ready to meet. I hope the kids will remember this day for a long time.