When we take children seriously, they begin to take their own work more seriously. As children realize that, they are even more motivated to explore, continue existing work, and construct new work. In order to protect their work, two students asked for help in making signs that would announce to anyone entering the Lollipop room that this was a work in progress. This project stayed up all weekend and was continued on Monday. That was a commitment. With the break of the weekend, these two students came back to school with a strong desire to continue to work on their project. The other children and the adults in the room respect that.