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>In a message dated 4/20/99 12:46:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 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
>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
>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,
> Anyway, I would like to think of some type of award, too. Something to
>on the student (we are in uniforms, so it makes it stand out!) so they
>that day, at least for a while! This is why I do not think so much of
>or rewards, but recognition. Anyone else being bombarded with 25 or so
>graders shouting "look what I did! look at me! LOOK!" on certain days?
>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.
>I guess. :) :*