Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

V.I.P. Boxes

Need a FUN way to celebrate your students after a job well done? Try making V.I.P. boxes for the students to use. I got a couple small bins and filled them with ‘fun’ school supplies that the students don’t normally have like smelly markers, small colored staplers, stickers, colored post-it notes, crazy pens, highlighters, and…

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Potato Head Class Reward Program

Need a way to celebrate your students good behavior while they are at their specials (P.E., Art, Media, Library, Computer Lab and Music) each day. My school has a point system in place 1-10 for good behavior; I use this, however if you just ask the specials teacher for a behavior report after each special,…

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Classroom Attention Grabbers for students

Need some different and fun ways to get your students attention? Here are some quick and easy ways to get the attention of your students. Print this FREEBIE and hang it in your classroom for your students to see. I teach them a new one each week and then I mix it up throughout the…

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Go Noodle – Brain Breaks for your Students

I truly believe that if your students aren’t engaged in learning that they will not be available to learn. Even the quietest students in your class need to get up and move around, they just might not show it as much. As educators, we sometimes forgot we have been trained to sit for a longer…

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Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy Math blends math and learning with an irresistibly engaging video game. Students will answer personalized math questions as they explore a magical world and unlock cool outfits, learn great spells, and collect amazing pets! Sign up for your FREE account here, they will give you a code to have your students join and begin…

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Behavior Smilies!

Use this FREEBIE to cut out and laminate for a students desk that needs the visual cue of how he/she is behaving. This has really helped with some students that need to be constantly reminded that they are on green or even better, big smile green. They also need a visual to help them see…

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Welcome Back Bag

My new awesome teammate showed me this new great idea! A welcome back bag for students. It is to be put together and ready for them on their desk the first day of school. All you need is… brown paper bags or plastic if you would like sharpened pencils small cap erasers cotton balls stars…

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Classroom Job Name badges

Buy these awesome pirate themed name tags (fits in an Avery template label holder- 2945) to have the students wear their job for the day or week. These print and fit into a plastic badge holder perfectly. Visit my TPT site to download them today! You can also just cut them out and laminate them to…

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ClassDojo

Want a classroom management system that is FREE and helps your communication with your parents and other teachers in the building? Want to encourage students, engage parents easily, and save time? Try ClassDojo! ClassDojo helps classrooms to improve by giving students positive feedback for any skill in any subject you choose. You are able to…

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Golden Specials Awards

Want to do something specials for the top classes in your school? Our school does specials awards; each specials class (gym, music, art and library) awards some sort of point system to each class. Then they have a K-1, 2-3, 4-5 category. Then at the end of each marking period the points get totaled up…

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Test Motivation PowToon Video

Thank you to a fellow educator, Kate Best at my school for making this quick video to help motivate our students before testing! Feel free to use and share! Thanks! http://www.powtoon.com/show/bZSGT0JBw1v/?playOnLoad=1

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Smartie Pants

Testing Snacks – Simply cut out pairs of blue jeans/pants and cut pant loops to slide the Smartie in or simply tape it on the side. Then print and cut out the linked patchwork. Glue on the pants and you are ready to go! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SMARTIE-Pants-1747156           

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