On one of my five most recent trips...this week, I picked up some cute, lil' pumpkin cut-outs. I didn't know what I was goin' to do with them, but they were $1, so I NEEDED them.
As the natives got a lil' more restless with the end of the grading period, the end of our first A.R. goal, and our annual Walk-a-Thon, their desire to get anything accomplished quickly diminished. That's when I had an
"A-ha moment". I was goin' to use my cute, lil' pumpkins to spark some student motivation.
I wrote a number on each of the pumpkins and laminated them and started hangin' them on the board. Obviously that piqued some curiosity and the natives started payin' attention to what I was doin' instead of talkin' about what Halloween costume they were goin' to wear to a birthday party last night.
The kids got to move their pumpkin when they were finished with their work.
$1 is all it took.
$1 got this to happen.
The natives were no longer restless!
Happy Saturday friends!
Be sure to check out Joanne's blog for more ideas how to spark some motivation in your students.