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Hello my friend.....Thank you for using Just Answer. Many schools have some type of award and recognition ceremony for various accomplishments. However, there does need to be stated criteria as to how a child can acquire an award so that he/she knows what to do to receive the award. Otherwise, the teacher should just pull names out of a hat. If the award in based on hard work and your son is working hard in any academic area, then he should receive the award at some point. With only 9 students in the class and a typical school year is 10 months, then he should be receiving the award in time.
You have every right as a parent to question the criteria for receiving an award. The teacher and administration may view you as a pushy and annoying parent but you need answers.
Competition among young children has its negative and positive aspects but at a young age in kindergarten, the teacher must make sure to "spread the wealth around."
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