Are you in the final weeks of the school year?
Is student motivation starting to slip as Spring Fever takes over your classroom?
I have just the solution to keep those students motivated
(and a great giveaway to go with it!)
My secret to maintaining student motivation can be summed up in two little words:
There is something so magical about that phrase in May. All I have to do is mention the next grade level and my students sit a little taller, look me right in the eye, and fold their hands in their laps. I'm not kidding!
(In fairness, I think I have the sweetest students ever, but still... it IS pretty amazing!)
I am an opportunist, so I use this expression whenever I can. Here are just a few classroom tasks that I have successfully
tricked motivated my students into doing their best at:
- printing properly
- coloring neatly
- working quietly
- drawing detailed pictures
- listening attentively
- walking quietly down the hall
The quality of my students' work has actually IMPROVED dramatically during the past few weeks. To keep the motivation up, I have been writing "First Grade Quality" on the work they turn in that is the result of their very best effort.
I recently decided to take this mindset to the next level and have a little fun on Vistaprint. I made a custom stamp for my classroom that says "First Grade Quality!" Now, instead of a handwritten message from me acknowledging a job well done, my students get a VERY official-looking stamp on their paper. What's not to love?
The GiveawayHow would you like to have a fun stamp like this for your own classroom?
I am giving away one "First Grade Quality" stamp (for a Kindergarten teacher) and one "Second Grade Quality" stamp (for a First Grade Teacher).
Scroll down to the desired Rafflecopter below for your chance to WIN!
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Good luck everyone! I am SO excited I can't wait to see who the winners are!How many days 'til summer vacation?