End of Year classroom awards
Joined: Jul 2006
End of Year classroom awards
06-03-2007, 03:33 PM
The end of the year is approaching and I always give out classroom 'fun' awards before we attend the All School Awards Day. These are along the line of 'OOps I forgot..', Best singer, Turtle Award and Miss Congenality, to name a few. Does anyone have suggestions for other Award Titles? I feel that I'm in a rut and could use some new ideas!
Joined: Sep 2005
06-03-2007, 04:19 PM
Here are some that I've used
-way with words
-two peas in a pod
-queen of hearts
-king/queen of questions
-peak of participation
-speedy gonzales/speed demon
Joined: Jul 2006
Some from a friend and others from a website
06-03-2007, 04:20 PM
My friend sent me this list. I think she said she got this in one of her listservs
From KarenP: I look for graphics to give me ideas.
The Survivor (Math, Soc. Studies, Science etc.) Award- for the student who struggled with one thing or another but managed to hang in there.
Mathlete Award for excellence in math
Nobel Peace Prize for those students who are so able to work well and get along with others. Or you could call it the Peace Corps Award
The Thomas Edison Award for outstanding science students.
The Tortoise and Hare Award for never giving up the race and winning.
Most Improvement Award in any subject area.
The CATastrophe award for having the most excuses for not having homework.
The Class Clown award.
The Most Helpful Award I had several who were always asking me if I needed someone to run papers to the copy room or pick up my mail or just run an errand.
The Emily Post Award for best manners, kindness and courtesy to others.
The Hummingbird Award for the student who was always corrected for humming in class. (drove me nuts)
The Librarian's Award for finding the most lost books at his house.
The Microphone Award for being the loudest one in class.
The Timex Award for always keeping us on time for everything. (A clock watcher)
Then the traditional Subject Awards like:
Outstanding Math Student, Social Studies Student, etc.
110% Award for those who never give up.
The Leadership Award for students who work so well as group leaders or within a group.
The Thinker Award for students who were good problem solvers. I imported a graphic of the statue on their certificates
Informal (Fun) Appreciation Awards
Brought to you via Neil Savage's "Appreciating Girl Scout/Guide Volunteers" Compilation
(website no longer online)
Bear. For bearing up under pressure (plastic bear with a tire gauge, mounted)
Ball. For being 'on the ball'; we had a ball (styrofoam ball with pipe cleaner person on top; ball of any kind, mounted)
Banana. For having the greatest a-peal (wax or plasitic banana, mounted)
Bean. You've been (bean) wonderful! (lima or other large bean, mounted)
Best Foot Forward. Wooden ruler; sock with the toe cut off)
Big Heart. For real dedication (red heart pillow or red heart candy box)
Bounce. For one who bounced back and softened our hearts (sheet of fabric softener)
Cheer. Box of Cheer laundry soap.
Covered the Topic. For a workshop presenter (large platic lid)
Crutch. For being someone we can always lean on.
Dog. For someone worked like a dog (dog biscuit or rubber bone, mounted)
Eggs. For an eggs-cellent job or an eggs-citing idea (egg shells or plastic egg, mounted)
Eye-opening Performance. Box of tooth picks.
Eyes on U. We're keeping our eyes on you (button or googly eyes mounted on a large felt letter "U")
Fizz. For adding pizazz to our undertaking (container of Alka Seltzer tables, mounted)
Football. For being willing to tackle the job (toy football)
Fresh Air. For bringing a fresh approach (roll of mints or Certs)
Funny Bone. For entertaining us; resolving a situation with humor (feather mounted to a rubber/plastic/real bone)
Hat's Off. Our hats are off to you (real hat; toy hat, mounted)
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest. Upper part of plastic doll mounted above a piece of wood so the head is about the wood.
Helping Hand. Outline of a hand traced on construction paper, mounted; stuffed glove on a dowel)
Ice Cream. For someone who can lick any job (cotton wadding in sugar/wafer ice cream cone, mounted)
Knocked Yourself Out. Small hammer or mini bat, mounted.
Knot. For someone who tied it all together (square or over-hand knot sprayed gold, mounted)
Key. You've been the key to our success.
Lollipop. See Ice Cream Award (large sucker, mounted)
Marbles. For a marble-ous job; (bag of marbles; two or three marbles, mounted)
Million Thanks. Play money in denominations adding up to $1,000,000.
Needle and Thread. For keeping is in stiches.
N'ice Job. Box of N'ice cough drops.
Noteworthy. Small notepad, mounted
Nuts. We're nuts about you; you had to be nuts to take on this task (bag of nuts; 2 or 3 nuts, mounted, large walnut on a string)
Plunger. For plunging right in (small sink plunger)
Raisin Pay. For the deserving ones (a pyramid of raisins, glued to a backing)
Record-breaker. Split vinyl record, mounted.
Ringy-Dingy. For phone bank organizer (plastic toy phone; two cans on a string)
Right Arm. Cardboard arm with hand in the Scout sign; doll's right arm.
Right Foot. For starting us off right (outline of a foot traced on construction paper, mounted)
Rose. You rose to the occassion (artificial or ribbon rose)
Rubber Band. For banding us together; expanding our knowledge; showing flexibility.
Scout Spirit. Make a ball-and-rag ghost doll.
Seashell. For a 'shell' of a good job (large seashell, mounted)
Shining Example. Mirror, mylar, or metal foil
Spark. For someone who supplied the spark to get the project going (spark plug, mounted; Independence Day sparkler, mounted)
Spoon. For a banquet organizer (wooden spoon, mounted)
Stake. For those with commitment-a stake in the Scouting program (a tent stake; certificate for steak dinner)
Static Guard. The 'static' has vanished since you joined the group.
Stuck With It. A roll of tape; glue stick.
T-rific. Golf tee or tea bags, mounted.
Target. For keeping us on target, making our target (facsimile archery target, mounted)
Toilet Paper. For managing the all-important paperwork.
Toothpick. Appologize for being picky.
Trix. For utilizing your bag of tricks (Trix cereal in a bag)
Udderly Fabulous. Blown up latex glove.
Welcome Aboard. Strip of wood with word "Welcome" painted on it.
Well Done. Burnt slice of toast, perserved and mounted
Whale. For a whale of a job (toy plastic whale, mounted)
Joined: Jul 2006
06-04-2007, 06:07 AM
and use their candy award list as a guideline for creative awards for my students. When I get stuck, I go stand in the candy isle at the drugstores and come up with other awards. Here are a couple that I have used. . .
*Good and Plenty: Read good and plenty of books
*Butterfinger: broken arm
*Almond Joy: Always being joyful
*Snickers: Able to make others snicker/laugh
*Kit Kat: At the teachers side
05-20-2009, 05:00 AM
Love this idea, these are great awards!
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