Student of the Day!

In my classroom we have a “student of the day” who is recognized for their positive attitude and contributions during the school day. The recipient for the “student of the day” honor is chosen by the previous day’s winner. This strengthens community within the classroom by fostering positivity and recognition of each others’ actions throughout the day. Each student strives to be the recipient of this award. They go out of their way to be helpful to one another, to show respect to their peers and teachers, and to show good sportsmanship while at play. The symbol for this honor in my classroom is a stuffed animal dog named Bernie. Bernie is passed from student to student as a vehicle to help the children publicly recognize their peers’ positive behaviors. We cycle through the class roster before a student can receive Bernie again. The awarding of Bernie is a nice closure to the end of every school day.

Does your school do something similar?

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