Outstanding Work Ethic (for those kids who may not get the top grades yet they never give up)....Creative Spirit Award (for the kids who are...
You can also use Kodak photo paper clipped on a clipboard or mounted on thick cardboard...cheap and easy to replace!
They could make a soundtrack for the novel....song per chapter or so. Then have them write a paper explaining their choices.
How about decorating ceramic tiles to use as coasters? Have the kids paint them and then spray with acrylic sealant when dry.
The Astronaut Farmer might be a good option for tying in with the themes of believing in yourself and following your dreams.
I am from Knoxville. What kind of information are you seeking? Norris Lake is very beautiful...cleanest lake in East TN.
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