I am getting ready to start working on my art awards for the 5th grade graduation ceremony. We are just in a K-5 building so our school holds a little graduation in honor of those 5th grade students. We have such a great group of 5th graders this year that I'm finding it so very hard to come up with the best way to give out awards and not leave someone out. In the past I've given two types of art awards: Art Excellence-for those students with true artistic talent & High Achiever- for those students who always try their very best and have great behavior. The whole 5th grade has pretty great behavior and they all try really hard, so I feel that will put the second award to rest. I have some students who love art and try so hard but they don't have the advanced talent I give for the Art Excellence award. Maybe I should just pick the top boy and girl from each class this year (we have 4 fifth grade classes!).
I just wanted to know what some of you do when you give out elementary awards or if you even give out awards at the elementary level. I never want to hurt feelings or leave out by picking so many, that's why I'm leaning towards 1 girl-1boy from each of the 4 classes this year. What do you think?