Make Awards Day Personalized and FUN!

I love reading through all of the 4th Grade Frolic’s Made It Monday Links because it is a sure way to get the creative juices flowing!  I finished this huge classroom “made-it” project just in time to join in on the fun!

 The end of the year awards day ceremony is one the most anticipated days of the year for a child….second only to field day maybe.  It is a time for the kids to put on their Sunday best and take pride in their accomplishments!

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This is not my picture (I found it on here on Pinterest) but this is very similar to how I set up my classroom for awards day.  The kids get the feeling of “walking the red carpet”.  The day before awards day I always show the kids pictures of their favorite stars on the red carpet so they get an idea of how special it is.

For several years, I have been giving personalized awards with a matching end of the year gift to each of my students.  Recently, I became familiar with Melonheadz kidlettes, I immediately knew my End of the Year Awards needed a makeover.  I am not sure where Melonheadz cuteness has been my whole life!

I love how I can choose the perfect kidlette to match the child receiving the award.

When preparing for awards day, I first choose the perfect award for each of my students.

Then, I have the luxury of choosing from 20 adorable Melonheadz kids so each award is personalized for its recipient. 

Finally, depending on which option best fits my needs at the time, I either customize the award in PowerPoint or print them out in color and fill in by hand.  

I just love the happiness of celebrating a year’s worth of accomplishments with my students.

In honor of teacher appreciation week, I want to share with you one of these adorable awards to use with your students.  Click on the image above to download the complete Accelerated Reader Award file as a FREEBIE to use with your class. 

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Check out even more freebies at the Teacher Appreciation Week version of Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies.

The End of the Year Awards with Matching Gift Set will be on sale for 28% off along with the rest of my store for the TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale May 6th and 7th.

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10 Comments

  1. May 5, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    I love the red carpet idea! And the kiddos are going to love your adorable awards! How fun!

  2. May 6, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    The next winner is for Baseball Math and Literacy Fun from Pawsitively Teaching. This pack would be AWESOME to have this time of year when the kids need a fun, engaging way to review.
    ND THE WINNER IS…

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    Entry #43anita g.

    I am so excited that I won!! Jessica from 3rdGradeThings said Sunday night that you would email me, but I looked yesterday and have not seen an email from you and didn't want to miss this. You can either email me at jaglanzer@yahoo.com or aglanzer@stlukes-oviedo.org. Thanks.

    • May 6, 2014 / 8:16 pm

      I am so sorry that you did not get it! I sent it yesterday morning so I am not sure what happened. I just resent it to both of your emails so hopefully you won't have to wait any longer. Let me know if you are still having trouble receiving it.

  3. May 20, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    oh man, those are SUPER cute!

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