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Re: student awards

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 21:40:49 -0400

Regarding awards- Printshop deluxe has nice certificates that can be made up
for your particular class. I put my own sayings in the seal they offer and
the images change depending on whther it's an art 8 class or art 7. I fill
in the name with a calligraphy pen and present it towards the end of school.
Not the last day there's too much going on. I make it a little ceremony and
call the people who have earned it up one by one. This is different from
what my school also does, presenting a plaque to who (whom?) I choose for my
Student of the Year.
-----Original Message-----
From: MPBC90 <MPBC90>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 4:47 AM
Subject: Re: student awards

>In a message dated 4/20/99 12:46:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> 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 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 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. :) :*