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Old 05-08-2006, 07:02 PM
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Sayings for Kindergarten Awards

Instead of doing graduation for kindergarten our school is going to "award" each child with a certificate. I'm looking for various sayings I can use for them. We have a total of 28 students in the two classes.

for any help you might have

Old 05-10-2006, 12:02 AM
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We gave out awards to my preschool class with candy attached to them..

Most Mature (M&Ms)
Little Ms. Wiggle Worm (Gummy Worms)
Shining Star (Star Burst)
Hard Work Paid Off (Pay Day)
You stuck with it (GUM)

This year I found a printable award online that I am printing off on various colors of cardstock. It says You're A Star! Then you write their name in the star. There is a place at the bottom for your name and the date. I am giving them this with a pack of starburst candy. The parents like the awards..the children like the candy..
Old 05-10-2006, 04:38 AM
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These are cute!!! Thanks!
Old 05-13-2006, 12:26 PM
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Awards ... from one of my posts

This information is from member: beckyeduk8er in response to a post that I generated on Kinder Graduation ideas. I wanted to share it with you and give the credit to her!

1. Candy Bar Awards-Give these cute awards to your students this year! Make a certificate for each child and give them the appropriate candy to go along with the award!
a. Whoopers Award: for the best storytelling.
Milky Way Award: for the class daydreamer
Mr. Goodbar Award: for the student who exhibits the good qualities of friendship
Jolly Rancher Award: for the person always telling jokes
Nestle Crunch Award: an alternative to pencil chewing
Skor Award: for athletes in the class
Dove Award: for the class peacmaker
Symphony Award: for anyone musical
Butterfinger Award: for the person who broke the most things accidentaly
Bit-O-Honey Award: for someone very sweet
Baby Ruth Award: for baseball-minded person
Teddy Grahams Award: for the most huggable
Almond Joy Award: for the person who is always happy
Hershey's Kisses Award: for the class flirt
Payday Award: for someone who always forgets his lunch money
Lifesavers Award: for the person who is always helping someone in need
Laffy Taffy Award: for someone who is always laughing
Sweet Tarts Award: for having a sweet disposition
Gummy Bears Award: for a very lovable child
Spree Award: for someone who loves to shop
Kit Kat Award: for the student alawys at the teacher's side
Nutrageous Award: for an outstanding personality
Ouch Bubble Gum Award: for the one who got hurt the most
Three Musketeers Award: for the one always with the group
Snickers Award: for having an outstanding sense of humor
Zero Math Award: - for outstanding performance in Math
Gummy Worms Award: for being the class wiggler

b. Other Awards Need an award for every child in your class?
Maybe you can find what you're looking for on this list:Best Counter
Most Polite
Most Friendly
Best Computer Operator
Best Rhymer
Most Athletic
Most Free-Spirited
Best Reader
Best Speaker
Most Creative
Best Smile
Most Caring
Most Helpful
Best Singer
Best Actor/Actress
Best Listener
Best Temporary Speller
Best Mathematician
Best Artist
Most Responsible

I hope this helps!

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Old 05-13-2006, 12:39 PM
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while those are funny, I think some aren't so positive. I wouldn't want to be the brunt of a joke or remembered only for.... forgetting lunch money, Pencil chewer, whopper story teller, getting hurt the most. I would find things that are all positive. some of those are not. Great list to choose from.......but my advice, pick only the positive and flattering ones. I think parent's would appreciate that more, too. Just my nickles worth.
Old 05-13-2006, 12:45 PM
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What I am confused about is how the graduation is suddenly taken away and replaced with a piece of paper and bite of candy? It seems so unbalanced. Why did this change take place? Just curious how the parents react. I teach Preschool and we have a big, fancy graduation every year, complete with caps and gowns...balloons and entertainment...and a diploma.
Old 05-13-2006, 01:22 PM
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At the 8th grade farewell ceremony a girl and I were given Golden Gloves Awards for fighting over a boy all year. I was quite embarrassed, and it didn't get me the boy anyway!
Old 05-14-2006, 10:05 PM
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Just a small suggestion, last year I found actual ribbon awards at the Dollar Tree store that had different sayings on them and I was able to give each child an award. Some awards say:
First Tooth Award: a child that lost his tooth
Singing Star Award: a child who loves to sing
Math Whiz Award: a child who loves to do math
First Haircut Award: a child who got his first haircut
Leadership Award: a child who seems to be a leader
Book Lover Award: a child who loves to read books
I'm sorry that I can't think of all of them but each child got an award and I said a little something before pinning the award to them. The parents enjoyed it because they knew when their child was going to get the award because they knew their child and how much I praised them all year for their accomplishments. The children also got diplomas, a gift from me and my assistant (footballs, hulahoops and books for the summer) and we had a great lunch afterwards (hamburgers, hotdogs, salad, watermelon) etc. I would love to go above and beyond this year, but I had to take a leave from my job this year to complete my student teaching and I will return next Monday. But there are so many other things you can do. Like put on a little show. I've done "You are my sunshine" with a large sun and sunglasses for each child. etc.
Old 05-15-2006, 06:44 AM
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Is there a website or a template that you use to create these awards? I give them each year, but can never remember what I used and it seems to change each year. Thank you!!!
Old 05-15-2006, 03:30 PM
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The awards I'll use are all positive/fun awards. We don't do "graduation" so I want to give my kids something fun to take with them when they leave.

I make my own on the computer but I think there is a website to use to make them, I'll see if I can dig it up.

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