Re: this kind of award at the elem. level, I CRINGE!! So many reasons not
to do it -- hurt feelings and a big blow to self-confidence among the most
compelling. (I still remember not receiving the award in 6th grade!) What
I have done is to give awards to our graduating 5th graders who have
received perfect A grades on all their assignments from 2nd grade on. I
don't grade on talent, I grade on skill attained (filling up the background
with color, for example, or mixing primaries to create secondaries, no
oozy glue...etc.) Getting an award is attainable for every student.
---------- > From: janine shafer <jshafer.us> > To: artsednet.edu > Subject: "Best Art Student" Award? > Date: Friday, May 14, 1999 7:22 AM > > What is your opinion & suggestions for criteria for "Best Art Student"
award > at the elementary school level? > Thanks, J. Shafer > <