We all need a little
motivation! Thus, I have created this page where I will frequently add
ideas on how to motivate your students. If you have an idea, please send
it to me and I will add it and give you credit for it. Thanks!
I think this is the cutest idea.
My cooperating teacher (when I student taught) gave me the idea. I have
expanded on it a little. What you need to do is retype and print the below
on colorful paper and then place the note and the needed materials into some
kind of case (zip lock bag or yogurt container will do.) Get some video
labels and print a first aid symbol on it and the title READING SURVIVAL
KIT. Place all of the below in the labeled container!
1.) RUBBER BAND - Reading stretches
2.) MINTS - Reading can open a
"mint" of information.
3.) BAND AID - Reading can mend the
4.) SWEET TARTS - Reading gives the
sweet satisfaction of learning something new.
5.) CERTS - Reading a good book is
like a breath of fresh air.
6.) EMERY BOARD - Reading can take
the rough edges off your day.
7.) Q-TIP - Reading helps open your
ears to the meaning of words.
8.) GUM - Reading is something you
should stick with.
to spend time reading with your child -- it's a gift that will last a lifetime
Beat the Ice
If you often find that you students do not stay on task you
may want to try Beat the Ice. This works great for timed multiplication
and I am sure it would work for other subjects too.
Challenge each student to complete a
predetermined amount of his assignments before the ice melts. As the
students work, hold the ice in your hand (over a towel or bowl), and toss it
back and forth from one hand to another. Congratulate all who finish with
a cold handshake.
Classroom Wall of Fame
Positive reinforcement goes a long way!
Show students that you appreciate their best effort with the Classroom Wall
of Fame. When a student makes significant progress in a certain
subject, photograph him or her holding their great work. Mount the photo
along with a caption describing the achievement on the board entitled
"Our Wall of Fame." At the end of every nine weeks take
down the photos and read the captions to the class, as you hand out the photos
to the students to take home to share with mom and dad.
TEST TAKING FIRST AID KIT:
1 pack of Smarties Candies - to boost
your test taking brain power
pencil -- to help you record the knowledge you have
1 sticker -- to
help you stick with the task at hand
-- to use when you check over your
1 Hershey's Hug --
for all the hard work you put into the test
highlighter -- to highlight all your
1 pencil grip --
to get a grip on the task at hand
RESULTS, COMBINE WITH:
night of restful sleep
1 nutritious breakfast
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Improved Test-taking Skills
Last updated April