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And while we're on the subject of awards - any one care to share what
they give awards for? This is my first year and we have an award
assembly for each grade, 6,7 & 8. I would love to give just about every
one of my students an award for showing up and not having a bad attitude
- - but there are 650 students. Figured I'd invite every one up to my room
after school for a Kiss, hee hee.
I would greatly appreciate your advice and info.
Thanks in advance,
Vicky, in Muskegon, MI >>
I have been thinking about giving out "art" awards, too. I have been
teaching that "copying" is all right in Art Class, as it is not the same as
copying an answer off a neighbor during a math quiz...it is SHARING IDEAS in
Art Class. I feel like I want to make students feel special when they come
up with a new solution to a problem, or think of a new approach to ANYthing
we do in class. (Sometimes, I have thought of these things, and kind of lead
them into the answer I want, but other times, they truly astound me with
their ingenuity!) We have them "copy" masterpieces from history, but know
they may not be using the exact same processes...it is the experience, right?
Anyway, I would like to think of some type of award, too. Something to pin
on the student (we are in uniforms, so it makes it stand out!) so they SHINE
that day, at least for a while! This is why I do not think so much of prizes
or rewards, but recognition. Anyone else being bombarded with 25 or so first
graders shouting "look what I did! look at me! LOOK!" on certain days? My
typography/graphics skills lean toward a play with the word ART in
STAR...hmmm. Guess I will go to the drawing board.
mp in NY
ps. I have found that after kindergarten or first grade, those cute little
boys do NOT want a kiss on their birthdays anyMORE! yucky. cooties. germs,
I guess. :) :*