Sportsmanship Shield of Honor
My family and I love to go to Garage Sales (Awesome App linked below for some Saturday Morning Fun) and find awesome treasures (aka- junk, aka- stuff we don't need). Often times, I find a lot of things that I can use in my gym with my students (trophies, remote control cars, floor mats, letter tiles, etc.). I came across this shield that I bought for a quarter and it sat in my office until I had a brainstorm of an idea! I took the shield, printed out some cool lettering, laminated it and the rest was history. The Sportsmanship Shield of Honor was created and brought to life. Basically, anytime I see a student going above and beyond in my class (effort, teamwork, compassion towards other students) I break out the shield, make a big deal (music, sound effects) as I get on a knee and present them with it. I then take their picture as they hold the shield and pose in their best superhero stance and I post them in the hallway for the entire school to see. It has been a great addition to my rewards arsenal and it has been awesome to watch students light up when they are praised for stellar behavior! What is sitting in your office that you can bring to life?