At the end of each year, I take an empty jar for each kid and a stack of construction paper. I cut small strips of paper and fold them so they don't stick together. Each subject gets a color and each remaining lesson gets a strip. Subject by subject, strip by strip, the jars begin to fill. I give the jars a good shake and set their confetti jars on the shelf. After each completed lesson, they get to remove a strip of paper and throw it away. It's sort of a variation on the paper chains we use to count down to Christmas.
This time of year, friends are winding down at their schools and the pools are all gearing up for summer. These jars provide a little boost to help them stay focused on their goals.