I'm Lusine from Enjoy Teaching English and I am so excited for the opportunity Jeannie gave me to guest blog.This is my first experience as a guest blogger so I was kind of at a loss what to write about.
Eventually I decided to share with you my Awarding System that I started implementing with my second and third graders this year and it worked quite well.
If you have a glance at my ABOUT ME page you will learn that I have a great number of students in class so I am constantly struggling with classroom management and adjusting all the great activities and ideas to my classroom.
And nothing works better in classroom management than encouragement,praise and awards.
So here is how my Awarding System worked.
List of Students-I made a list of my students (one per trimester) to keep track of their progress.
BTW the same list was also used to record the behaviour problems.Every time a student misbehaved or didn't follow the rules he would get a warning and I would put a point on my list.3 warnings would lead him to do extra work or something by teacher's choice.
This list helped me a lot also for the report cards as I had to fill in around 300 report cards and I just needed some information about the students in hand.
Daily Awards-I made Daily Awards for each month which students could earn at the end of the day for showing good discipline,participation,reading and handwriting.First I declared the names of the students and what they were awarded for and made notes on my list. Next day at the beginning of the lesson I distributed the awards and the students could color them in their free time or at home.
Star of the Month-At the end of the month I looked at my list and counted the awards of each student and wrote them down. The student with the most number of awards earned was chosen the Star of the Month.
The Star of the Month was given The Star of the Month printable to be filled in at home.Then it was brought to school and was displayed throughout all the month.My third graders also got ALL ABOUT ME mini book as a small gift.
STAR OF THE MONTH 1 (poster)
STAR OF THE MONTH (freebie booklet)
Academic Excellence Awards- Besides those awards my students could also get appreciated for showing excellence in their tests/exams and oral recitations.And these awards would also decorate the classroom.
End of Year Awards- are given officially by the principal of the school and I used to have a hard time choosing the students who would get these awards as we are limited to 2 students per class.So this year I didn't have any problem selecting the students .I just had a look at my lists and chose the student with the most daily and academic excellence awards.
Thank you again to Jeannie for this great opportunity.
I hope you will drop by and visit me at Enjoy Teaching English for more printables and worksheets.