Well, hello my bloggy friends.
time to link up with super sweet friend Joanne from
After you leave here, make sure you jump on over to her blog or
Holly's blog at Fourth Grade Flipper to enter their awesome giveaways
they have goin' on.
Every day they are featurnin' three different awesome bloggers.
You don't want to miss this.
I have blogged about this idea of sparkin' student motivation before,
but I felt like it needed to be brought up again.
You can read about my first post here.
I like to involve my students in as much as possible.
It's important for them to be a part of their learnin'.
If I always tell them what I expect without tellin' them why...
I won't get the results I am lookin' for and it defeats the purpose.
They want to work hard.
They want to work smart.
They want to be motivated.
They want to do well for me.
They want to do well for themselves.
My sweet friend AMC at Looking from Third to Fourth made
adorable Winter themed number cards for her calendar.
They are a Fan Freebie on her Facebook page.
I am usin' them for Finished and Unfinished Work.
I involved my students by havin' them help me put up their own numbers.
I had them hang them up.
This motivates them to know they still have work to do or
to have the satisfaction of knowin' they have completed what I have asked them to do.
It's really quite simple.
Also, I juiced this week for 4 1/2 days.
My friend Miss Nelson and I did it together.
I lost NINE pounds.
I feel healthy.
A healthy teacher makes a happy teacher.
A happy teacher makes for happy students.
Happy students work harder.
They wanted to shake my juice.
They wanted to rinse out the jar when it was empty.
They wanted to put my coconut water in the fridge.
They sparked motivation...
I woke up to a tornado warnin' and to take cover.
It has passed.
I'm goin' for a pedicure and to yell loud for the Saints to win!