Part of the reward for passing off a piano piece, for my students, is choosing to put a sticker on the page they competed.
The power of the sticker is a funny thing. My students range from 6 years old up to 15, and they all grin when I pull out the pile of stickers. There is just something about that little reward, with the funny picture and the idea that you can stick them anywhere, that seems to appeal to all humans alike.
The stickers have been stashed under the piano bench when lessons are not taking place. I thought it was a great hiding place.
Um, I think I was wrong.
I was actually impressed that he was able to get the "gickers" off the paper and onto his head without anyone noticing, and with such perfection. Maya also had a nice assortmet of stickers all over her fur as well. She wasn't as proud to show them off as William was, but it was hilarious anyway.
He was so proud that all we could do was laugh and clap for the show...and put the stickers up one shelf higher. :)