Phew! Only NINE....yes, NINE days left! Friends, I'm telling you, I already have a case of summer brain! And my kiddos are even worse! haha! I'm pulling out all the stops to keep those little sweeties motivated!
Last week, I decided I was going to do something a little different each day from now until the end of the year. Some of the ideas worked a little better than others. Here's what I've done....
- I had a traveling prize that I moved from desk to desk of kiddos who were doing a great job being
- I brought in a couple packs of Kool-Aid Kool Bursts. I explained to the class that I would place one on the desks of kiddos who were being exceptionally responsible and respectful. BUT...they could lose it, too. If they still had one on their desks at Math time (which is at the end of the day), they could sip while they did their math. WOW! Did this ever do the trick! I am picking up some more of these babies this weekend!
- Lunch Bunch- This usually does the trick. I "invite" (put their names on the board) kiddos who are doing really well to eat lunch in the classroom. Those periodic reminders of, "I'm looking for a few more people to invite to lunch bunch" really make them snap to attention.
And here's a sneak peek.......the Indiana Blogger Blog Hop starts Sunday!
Make sure you check back tomorrow for loads of fun and freebies!