This document is a series of awards you can sign, laminate (if you want to) and hang up on lockers. You can also hand them out in class, although I generally hang them up so students have a fun surprise when they get to school in the morning.
Rationale for the lesson
This document is not, in fact, a lesson, but recognition for student accomplishments. I generally pick certain projects or lessons throughout the year to make the signs and then hang them on student lockers. Sometimes I’ll select a big test or a longer term project, or sometimes I’ll pick a very run of the mill event. In that case, I’m able to recognize students who might not always be recognized for academic accomplishments, so we’re able to spread around the positives.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Absolutely nothing, just recognize your students for doing something well!!