I love awards, I love award ceremonies, I love seeing a group of boys and girls holding up a piece of paper like it is a million dollars and smiling a big, missing-toothy grin at the parents! Even cuter, one certificate is usually upside down!!!
I also love filling out awards, I put a heart next to Mrs. Smith on everything. I love teaching and I love kids, that's why I go every, single day ~ but the kids need to know it too! Our school gets really nice, really pretty awards & I write ♥Mrs. Smith on every, single one! Even when there is no line, I squeeze it into the corner. Any chance you get to build a relationship with your students you need to take it.
So many teachers don't understand, the more work you put into the relationship, the less work you will have to put into discipline! When your kids love you and know that you love them, they will bend over backwards to be good for you ~ I guarantee it! The extra time spent writing "♥Mrs. Smith" on all the awards is ten-times better than having to write an office referral.