Every end of the year...the special area team struggles with the same thing...End of the Year Awards. We're not really a fan. We have "rules" placed on us....2 from each 4th grade class...they want a boy and a girl...and no special area can select the same student. Well...we did away with the boy & the girl thing...because that just isn't possible sometimes. And...over the past few years..we've been giving a deserving student awards in a couple areas. However..one student today who deserved an award in EVERY special area...did not receive them(we did get her 2 at least!! music & art). This really bothers me deep down. I'd rather not give awards at all...but if I have to..shouldn't they go to the most deserving? I had one class where 4 girls have been consistent(and amazing artists) for their whole time here at TGE. Another class...I struggled to find 2.
So...what do you all do? Do you give awards? Do you have rules as well? How do you handle it?
There has got to be a better way...and I'm open to suggestions!!