Slices of Life: A meaningful reward

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By Jill Pertler

Never underestimate the power of a single piece of paper – especially if the paper in question is a (genuine and authentic) Certificate.

My first grader came home with such a document this week. He brings papers from school just about every day. They are crunched and bent to fit inside his backpack. His Certificate was neither creased nor folded. It was held, with great care and attentiveness, in his little hands, where he could keep it safe from the crowding and crinkling hazards lurking inside his backpack.

“It’s a Certificate! I got a Certificate at school today!” he practically shouted on his way in from the bus stop.

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