Awards Ceremonies

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  1. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    How does your school do awards?

    All 6 grade levels have their own big award ceremony. It is stretched over 2 days. They all last at least an hour.

    Personally, I think it is a little overkill. I can see 5th. I can see K. I'm not sure it is necessary in all the other grades. I'd rather incorporate it into my class party.
     
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  3. thirdgradebuzz

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    K-2 have a collective ceremony (only 2 classes per grade level) that lasts a bit over 2 hours. That same day in the afternoon, grades 3-4 have a joint ceremony that lasts about an hour.

    Grade 5 promotion is a huge event that lasts about 2 hours and is always on the last day of school, followed by a brunch.
     
  4. Missy

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    Only fifth grade has a ceremony. What I don't like, is that the rest of the school isn't invited. But our fifth grade team is very cliquish.
     
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    We only have 5th and 6th grade and they each have their own ceremony. There are about 20 classes per grade level and each ceremony is 1.5 hours.
     
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    Nope. But since I'm homeroom teacher for 6th grade, during graduation I plan on giving out an award to each kid. Like "biggest helper" and "best laugh" or whatever.
     
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    We have awards ceremonies in our classrooms. Fifth grade has a promotion ceremony. Each grade level signs up for a day and time and then the teachers give out the awards to their students. We can choose to do it as a grade level but my grade hasn't taken that route before.
     
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    We have a program for the 4th-graders, and I think it lasts about an hour. It's for their families-the rest of the school does not attend. That's it, though...Nothing school-wide, and no kindergarten graduation.
     
  9. MsB2012

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    Each grade in my school has an awards ceremony!

    However, I am curious to know how you guys feel about that "you have to give an award" to every student rule we have?

    I had 2 or 3 students out of my 50 (I have two third grade clases that switch halfway through the day) that simply did not deserve an award this year. I had to stretch it to even think of an award to give them.
     
  10. yellowdaisies

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    Each grade level has an awards assembly. I actually love it. The kids feel so special. All the first graders will be performing a couple songs at ours, too. We don't have to give everyone an award, though! We have improvement, outstanding achievement (academic), citizenship, and perfect attendance.

    We have two assemblies a year - at the halfway point and at the end.

    I'm going to be doing my own awards in class as well - sillier, more personal stuff that only my class will understand and everyone will get one - on the last day of school.
     

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