When children are just starting back at school it can be pretty daunting so as a teacher why not consider awards for the students given on a monthly basis and then an overall winner at the end of each term or school year where a glass award is given? You may have a large number in your class but with our high quality, cheap glass awards you can award your whole class for their hard work.
You could give monthly certificates for All A’s or All A’s and B’s based on the grades the children in your class get throughout their lessons, this will encourage them to keep striving for those top grades so they can win the glass award at the end of the year.
You could also have monthly awards for different subjects, allowing children to win glass awards, even if they are not great educationally but better at sports, arts or drama for example. You could have Best Art Student, Best Drama Student and Best PE Student as well as many others.
There will often be students that show great improvement but they are still not the best students in the class for that subject however it is still important that these students are rewarded. This is where awards for ‘Most Improved’ come in, for example, Most Improved Math Student, Most Improved Art Student, Most Improved Science Student and so on, this will show your student they have been noticed and it will encourage them to keep trying.
Teamwork and Friendship is really important, they aren’t really skills that are directly taught in the classroom but they are skills that can be learnt from each other. Have a Most Valuable Player award for those in a sports team that may not be great at sports but are supportive of others in their team. Then have an award for a child that has shown excellent friendship, or ask for the pupils to choose someone in the class who has shown what a good friend they can be.
Do you remember any awards that you won in school? How did it make you feel when you were given a trophy or glass award as recognition for your hard work?