With the budget cuts for the school this year, the extra money that used to go to fun things like rewards and certificates is no longer available. As a third year Kindergarten teacher, you have seen how the kids’ eyes light up for these small prizes and the thought of depriving this class of such tiny pleasures seem really unfair. Even though your salary is just enough to survive and you already purchase a lot of the school supplies with your own money, you must find a way to give these kids their certificates when they graduate.
At your home, you have a color inkjet printer that does not deliver documents at a fast rate, but provides perfect quality. The machine supports a number of different paper types as well. Make sure you get a paper that is a bit thicker than standard sheets because you want these declarations to last for years. Next you need to go online and a simple design, or template, which will automatically give you a format that appears completely official. Once you find this, you are ready to start printing.
It is up to you if you want to print every kids name on the certificate or just leave an empty space where you can write the name in the a black marker. Make sure you include the date and a place for you to sign. Add a little color to make it more fun for the kids, but keep it tame so it maintains an official appeal for the parents. Once they are printed, you can laminate, frame or just leave as is.
Though it may seem odd to go out of your way to do something that will ultimately not mean much to these youngsters, you know it will be worth it when you see the smiles on their faces and the pride in their parents’ eyes.