I write the award titles on the board for students to reference. I then give students a list of all of the students in our class. I explain how we take this seriuosly and want everyone to feel valued. The students are to write an award beside every students name including themselves. I give myself a couple of weeks to tally the totals and fix the certificates before our awards day. The suspense really builds during this time - the kids love it! Because our end-of-year grade awards program focuses mostly on academics, these awards help every student feel special and valued.