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Student of the Month







As we end the 1st month of school, try giving the students and yourself a boost by giving out a student of the month award.

It may sound simple but I started a student of the month award in my classroom with a mini trophy. Prior to giving out any awards I outlined what it would take to win it. My student of the month didn’t have to earn A’s all the time; to qualify they needed to work hard, seek help when needed, be responsible for your actions, and be respectful. Each class had 2 winners per month. When you won student of the month you received a certificate, mini trophy, and some classroom cash. The criteria to win allowed me to recognize students who would often go unnoticed in a classroom because they weren't the top student but they also never caused behavioral problems. I emailed parents of the winners each month and the parents were excited to see that their child was being seen in the classroom. Since every kid could possibly win, students who were struggling started to show up for tutoring, students who had A’s started to help their classmates, and those who got in trouble for misbehavior started to hold themselves accountable. I used the Trophy Plus Thumbs UP Award Trophies and Juvale Award Trophies from Amazon. While we are virtual parents still appreciate knowing that you are seeing their child in the classroom and the kids love getting the award. As a teacher it feels great to acknowledge someone is doing well in your classroom and really gives everyone a boost.

Tomorrow I get to give out my first student of the month awards for this school year and I'm really excited to hear their reactions.

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