Awards & Recognition

Benefits of Early Childhood Student Recognition

A little encouragement can go a long way in building early childhood student confidence. Even the littlest kids can benefit from some kind of recognition, whether verbal praise or a small tangible token. Acknowledging achievements, both big and small, will set your preschool and kindergarten kids up for success later in life. Here are a  Continue Reading »

Discovery Garden: Apple and Caterpillar Graduation Theme

Create an adorable apple and caterpillar theme for your preschool or kindergarten graduation ceremony. Start with a complete prop set and add a few touches of your own to create the perfect theme for your little graduates. Here are some ideas to get you started.  Graduation Apparel • Gowns or t-shirts in school colors or  Continue Reading »

On-the-Spot Rewards

Looking for ‘On the Spot’ Rewards to Motivate Students? Are your students amazing but seem that they have little to no motivation to participate in class? Get them excited about answering questions and participating with ‘on the spot’ rewards! These types of awards are simple, budget friendly and your students will love them. What are  Continue Reading »

20 Ways to Use Award Pins

Award Pins serve many purposes. They help to recognize student participation and achievement. They promote good behavior and positive habits. They create pride and self confidence in kids. Mascot or school pins can be used as fundraisers, school promotion, school spirit, or thank-you gifts, and subject specific pins make every award personal and meaningful. Most  Continue Reading »

7 Ideas to Make Graduation Memorable

Early Childhood Graduation – An important milestone.  Graduation from pre-school or kindergarten can be the first major milestone in a young child’s life. Making it memorable for the kids and parents requires a little planning, but it’s definitely worth the rewards. Place & Time Set a time that is convenient for parents & grandparents. Evening  Continue Reading »

Stick-Decals are Fun Classroom Rewards

Stick-A Decals are a great tool in your classroom! Elementary kid’s love to collect them, and stick them on all sorts of things! Folders, lockers, backpacks, mirrors, windows, desks, the possibilities are endless!  They have a sticky backing that can be applied, peeled-off and re-applied. They leave no sticky residue and can be stuck and  Continue Reading »

10 Ideas for The Appreciation Station

Contributed by Ashley D., Teacher, White Lake, MI An extremely great way to keep students motivated is by offering positive reinforcement! The Appreciation Station is a GREAT way to motivate students! I don’t know how I ever taught without it!When students have incentives for their positive behaviors, actions, and work habits they are so much  Continue Reading »

Positive Reinforcement Makes a Lasting Impression

  Contributed by Shaalom S., Principal, Lake Charles, LA In this day and age we are constantly hearing negative reports about the state of education in our country.  But as a proud member of the education field I can tell you that there are many positive changes taking place in America’s schools. As educators it is  Continue Reading »