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.