Certficates for classmates

Posted on: Wed, 06/16/2004 - 9:24am
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I found this site... [url="http://www.billybear4kids.com/show/awards/Online/AwardMaker.html"]http://www.billybear4kids.com/show/awards/Online/AwardMaker.html[/url] where you can print out personalized certificates. I am going to make them for all the students in my sons class. I'm having a little difficulty in deciding on wording for the reason for award and the message. I want to thank students and their families for the extra effort , etc. but want it in words they understand. This is for first graders if anyone has any suggestions.

Thought some others may like to make them as well.

Posted on: Wed, 06/16/2004 - 9:39am
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momma2boys, very cool! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
After dealing with the principal last week and his comments, I haven't even sent in the BE A PAL certificate for his signature. Here, anything that I want to hand out to students has to be approved by the principal.
So, when we had our personalized letter for the beginning of the school year, explaining the "peanut free" classroom and it's importance, he nixed that and used the standard school board policy one.
I also haven't done the thank-you letter for the class either.
I may end up like last year and not do anything and then feel ashamed about it a year later.
This is terrific though! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 06/16/2004 - 12:48pm
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Just finished them, they look really nice. I will go laminate them tomorrow. I just wanted to add the link for the printable certificates for other topics as well.
[url="http://www.billybear4kids.com/show/awards/certificates.html"]http://www.billybear4kids.com/show/awards/certificates.html[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 2:54am
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What a terrific site! I will have to remember it for making certificates for my own kids. That was very thoughtful of you to make them for the kids in your son's class.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 11:50am
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Great site. I printed off one certificate for the whole class, to thank them for keeping DS safe at school. I will also give each child some stickers or something small from the $ store.
Thanks for the tip.

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 1:01pm
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Your welcome! I thought they were a little more personal and warmer than the pal certificates. I think it will make them all feel special. Might give them a Hershey bar with it.

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 11:30pm
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Momma2boys,
What wording did you end up using? What a great idea...just wasn't sure what to put on them. Thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 12:40am
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Name
is Awarded this Certificate
For Being a Considerate Classmate
Thank you for keeping me safe and not bringing in food or treats that can make me sick. It made me happy that you watched out for me and helped me stay safe!
his name
date

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 1:47am
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I love the wording you chose!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 06/20/2004 - 5:31pm
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What a great idea to thank the students for helping by not bringing peanut products on campus. Since I don't have any food allergies I would be delighted to get such a certificate. I am so careful. Since I joined this board I have been more aware about the allergies that people can have. If I know someone has an allergy I would be so careful not to eat peanuts and wash my hands and surfaces to help keep the environment safe. I would serve safe snacks such as fruit. I would also ask about the allergy so that I can make the person feel comfortable. I would like to learn how to use the EPI Pen so I can help should someone have a severe allergy. I know about the 504 because I want to go into the field of Special Education. I think by not having PA I still feel I can do more to accomodate people with food allergies. Even if I know as much as I do,I realize there is more info out there.

Posted on: Mon, 06/21/2004 - 3:36am
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Uh oh. I come out of isolation to disagree. Sorry I mean well.
I am not sure I would want my first grade son to have to thank his classmates for keeping him safe.
It is our responsibility as humans to care and look out for each other and hopefully kids are being taught this without having to get certificates for doing so. First grade is young but it is a start.
Giving them certificates about your son might only red flag him as "different" and maybe you don't want to do that. I even disagree with the tee shirts about PA. Maybe for a non verbal little one....
I would for sure thank the teachers and administration. Pave the way for a successful next year. I just think the kids don't need to be thanked.
I am trying to make this sound right and might be failing. Our kids do need to stand out a bit because their difficulties are BIG ones. Your son is going to get older among these same kids and this might come back to bite you later on.
Know what I mean? You want him to stand out but not that much. Do I make sense? I'm sorry if I don't. I really mean well.
Peggy

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