Monday, November 16, 2009

Are You Getting Ahead, or Left Behind?

Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, "You stay here. I'll go on ahead.

We had an Award's Assembly today for the first nine weeks.  Many students received recognition for the hard work they put forth.  In fact, 73% of the sixth grade students got their name announced, walked to the front of the gym while the audience applauded, and got a certificate that told of their success.

What about the other 27%?  I guess they need to kick it up a notch and work a little harder.  They are probably not the ones that are getting ahead (working to be successful).  Hopefully by the next Award's Assembly they won't get left behind.


Katie H said...


In the class room yesterday after the Awards Assembly, I think you were right when you said that "It was hard to give out awards to some students that are doing good but, at the same time other students working just as hard as others but don't get an award".
If I were in your place I would feel bad to if you couldn't give every body an award. Although others did good enough to earn one. They may not have hit right on the spot to quit get one but in the long run did well.