First, we were awarded as the Golden Broom for having the cleanest classroom in the upper grades. This award is determined by our school custodians. At the end of most days, JO, the custodian assigned to clean the classrooms in our hall, often asks me if we had class at all. We just don't generate a lot of trash, and I really stay on my students to put things away before they leave the room.
The second award we received was the Golden Book. This award is based on class behavior in the Media Center. Awarded by the library staff, this prize, along with the aforementioned Golden Broom, is now displayed outside our classroom door.
As a grade level, we also earned recognition, in the form of the Golden Clock, for having the best attendance statistics for the month.
In the past, we have been awarded the Golden Brush (for using proper procedures in Art), the Golden Plate (for excellence at lunchtime), and the SOAR banner (for excellent assembly behavior). Additionally, we have earned (as a grade level) the Golden Shoe (for being respectable in the hallway), and (for the upper grades) the Golden Plunger (for cleanest restrooms).