Does your school require end of year awards for your students? Or do you just want to recognize a job well done? Are you tired of the basic "Very Responsible" or "Good Behavior" rewards you give every year? This year, compare students to famous people by describing a trait they have in common. Perhaps a student's oral communication skills could rival Paul Revere's. Or a student is as good at math as Pythagoras. Other traits include Lewis and Clarke's team player skills, Oliver Hill and equality, Thomas Jefferson and author, and Arthur Ashe and good citizen.
Parents and students alike love hearing the teacher connect the student to the famous person and it makes the awards much more special. I get compliments every year on how unique and memorable the awards were!
On the 27 different awards, fill in the student's name, the date given, the school year, and your name. Awards include a star border. The first page includes a list of all 27 awards with their trait for planning purposes.
Please note, these awards were created for a fourth grade Virginia classroom, so a few of the people will be more familiar to students taking Virginia Studies.
Keywords: awards, elementary, famous Americans, famous people, character traits, end of year, Carrie Reed