Okay. I'm having the worst time coming up with awards for Saturday. If you have any ideas, I'd be SO amazingly grateful. I've been working on this for two days and I'm getting nothing done.
First off is the award for the person who always gets the job done, no matter what. Responsible, diligent, tenacious ... I wanted to call it the Pit Bull Award, but I'm told that has negative connotations.
(Well, DH always tells me I'm like a pit bull with a bone; I don't let go. I take this as a compliment; he means it as a criticism, LOL.)
He suggested The Marine Award. But I thought that wouldn't quite suit 3rd - 5th grade girls.
I then suggested The Dog With the Bone Award.
He didn't think that would suit.
As for other awards, I kinda like these:
The Mount Everest Award (tackling and mastering a huge challenge), The Can Do It Award (attitude of), The Pablo Casals Award (most likely to save the world through music/sensitivity/compassion).
I've got the "Wonderful Work Ethic Award," which is okay, I guess. A little corny, but please tell me the thought counts?
I just feel this pressure to get the exact right wording to make each student feel really special about their achievements. And the following awards sound so boring compared to how proud I am of their work this year:
The Perserverance Award, The Helpfulness Award, The (can't think of a name; Endurance/Athleticism) Award, Expression, Sharing (their music), Cheerfulness (the infectious kind that makes work fun for everyone around them), Compassion, Adventuresome/Picking Challenges, Patience, Determination.
Maybe it's okay to have boring names if I talk it up. Ugh. Off to write the speech to talk it up.