A Week of Certificates

A week of certificates #magicmoments - The Life Of Spicers


Miss A’s school has a reward system each week where the children strive for “the pot of gold” which means they get mentioned in assembly and get to choose an activity to complete of their choice on a Friday afternoon.

Now, Miss A has been striving for this pot of gold reward since she started school a couple of years ago, and she’s never quite made it. She’s got close, but never achieved that illusive reward.

On Friday when she came out of school, the beam on her face was amazing. Instead of “Hi Mum” I got “I got on the pot of gold”

I was so proud of her, and you could tell she was really proud of herself too. She didn’t care that she had the activity choice, she was pleased that she was surprised in assembly as she didn’t know she had made it to the pot of gold.

All that evening she kept telling us how she was so proud of herself. We combined the good news with a visit from Granny and a trip out for dinner so she had an extra reward. There was also a nicely timed package that arrived late Friday afternoon which happened to hold review items for her, so that was a triple bonus for her.

The day before she also received her certificate in assembly for completing the summer reading challenge. Something she wouldn’t have even considered the year before, so I was very proud of her for sticking to it through the summer.

Two certificates in one week. Well done Miss A.

I’m linking this post up to this week’s Magic Moments





  1. October 21, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Well done, what a fantastic achievement. No wonder she was proud of herself and you were proud of her!

    • spicers1976
      October 21, 2013 / 9:31 pm


  2. October 21, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    It’s wonderful seeing how proud children can be when they work hard and make an effort to get rewarded. Well done 6yo.

    • spicers1976
      October 21, 2013 / 9:29 pm

      thank you

  3. October 21, 2013 / 7:25 pm

    That’s brilliant! Well done to her – you must be so proud!

    • spicers1976
      October 21, 2013 / 9:28 pm

      I am, and she went up a book colour today too so that was another proud moment

  4. Lilinha Espindula
    October 21, 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Very impressive, well done! 🙂 x

    • spicers1976
      October 21, 2013 / 9:26 pm


  5. October 21, 2013 / 11:21 pm

    awww well done 6 year old!! what a really lovely surprise to have!!

    thank you for linking up with #MagicMoments

  6. October 22, 2013 / 9:51 am

    Well done…such a lovely post x

  7. October 30, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Awww, bless her. I love the idea of the Pot Of Gold and being able to choose the Friday afternoon activity – that’s so special, what a great incentive!

    • spicers1976
      October 30, 2013 / 9:04 pm

      yes seems to work well with her

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