This week’s tip for student motivation is more of a CONFESSION! I’m sure we’ve all made a purchase or made plans with grand ideas, only to do NOTHING in the end.. right? Well, here’s the awesome purchase I made last summer.
I was *so* excited to buy this at Oriental Trading for only $20! I purchased it thinking I’d use it as an AR incentive or behavior incentive. I had wild ideas but nothing concrete. Almost a year later, it has sat in my classroom closet UNUSED! I just can’t think of the right way to use it. I wanted to save it for something special. You know.. an ace in the hole. Pull it out at the end of the year when I really needed some extra umph! Well, here we are with only *8* days of school left (WOW!) and in my closet it sits.
So, what are your ideas for using this with my middle school students during these last days of school? I’m looking for something beyond a simple spin to win. My creativity is about tapped out… HELP!
I’ve noticed many teachers posting about doing projects as a way to keep your students engaged for the end of the year. Getting the students active and interested in something new and fresh is the BEST way to end the year! If you teach 3rd-6th grades, I’ve got some low-prep, high-interest projects for only $3 in my TpT store. These print-and-go packets are PERFECT for holding your students’ interest during the last days and weeks of school while still accomplishing A LOT of learning!
My goal for this weekend is to have my 5th-6th grade version of A Roller Coaster day posted. It’ll be similar to the 3rd and 4th grade version but with more complex texts and tasks.