Today was my dd first kindergarten awards ceremony. She did not get an award and I am fine that. Completely agree with you win some you lose some approach. There are 7 kinder classes with approx 22 kids per class. Each class has theory own awards and kinder as whole has awards. One little girl recieved 5 awards plus the excellence award for best overall kindergartener. You would think out of 150 kids and only approx 25 awards there had to be another child that was polite or good at recognizing letters or whatever these other awards were. Just not sure I agree with one child recieving all the awards.
I promise I am not mad, it just made me think. I live in a very small town and things are very political around here. Now I am wondering who her parents are and stuff like that. Guess I will see what happens at the end of the second 6 weeks awards.
I agree, they should have split up the awards a little bit more.
My kids were in a small private school where there were those few extra special kids who got to do everything. They always won all the awards, were always the ones chosen to do special extras like the spelling bees and math olympics. They were always the ones who had their pictures in the newsletter. It was quite obvious that they were the "favorites." And I don't think it was fair. I'm not even suggesting that MY kids should have had some of those experiences but I do think that there were plenty of other smarkt kids in the class that could have shared some of those special projects, not just the few kids who were ALWAYS being selected.
The only scenario that I can think of where I *guess* it would be fair to give that little girl so many awards is if each award was given by a different teacher. So, lets say each teacher (music, pe, kinder, etc) was told to give away a certain award to one child out of all the kids in that grade....and then by coincidence, they all happened to pick same kid.
I don't agree necessarily with the above that they should only get one or two each....no problems there I don't see. But yes, it is a thinker. Teachers are actually given things to do in order to be sure they aren't noticing the same kids all the time....like pick boy girl or whatever.