"In my department we give three/four awards: Best Language, Best Language Native Speaker, Most Improved, and a Spirit Award. In past years we have also done MVP awards as well as Students' Choice Awards. We do them for each level: I, II, III, IV and V"
T.J. Troche, Spanish Teacher, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts @ProfeTeeJay
"At the end of the year I have awarded students with "gag awards." I print out a student roster and write down the
first memory I have of that student for the year. On the last day before the final exams I award the certificates. I give a short speech before I give out the awards to let students know they should not be offended and I explain the process for how I decide on the award given. This activity is special and many students look forward to it. In the past I have awarded certificates such as
-Always Last to Leave the Classroom
-First to Class Award
-Most Likely to Misspell his/her Own French Name
-Most likely to write in French in English Class"
"Our department gives the World Language award to students who have showed excellent academic performance and enthusiasm for their new language. These are presented at a school wide awards night.
In my classroom I do student superlatives, awarding students with little certificates with how I will remember them ("Least Time Spent in Seat Award", "Brightest Socks", "Most Trips to the Bathroom"). They are meant to be funny and a way to enjoy our last day together."
"Each teacher chooses an overall top student to honor at the 8th grade awards ceremony who is awarded a pin. Other students selected for their achievements are also presented with a certificate."
Check out this post by Creative Language Class: Hold an Award Ceremony with a list of Superlatives and how our very own German Sektor using Class Superlatives as an activity.
Check out certificates available for download.