Linking up today with Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for Spark Student Motivation Saturday...
You will also want to get in on the end her and Fourth Grade Flipper's New Year's Celebration--awesome giveaways!
Weighing in today with a SUPER simple tool for motivation--the EASY button!
My kids love the EASY button--they love when I press it and they love to press it. Although, the easy button gets used in spurts...because we all forget about it a bit, but there are times like these when we remind ourselves that it is there...
We had just returned from 18 days of winter break, and we were reviewing a mental math addition strategy. I was equally impressed with each group as we met--they were on fire after 18 days! A quite perceptive girl in the last group commented, right when she got to the table, "I feel that this is getting a little easy for me." Little did she know that her group would be moving on to applying the strategy to greater numbers... Anyway, I simply told the group I wanted each of them to prove they could still use the strategy (which I knew they could). I started to hear, "That was easy!" The easy button was not close by, so we all chimed in with a deep throated, "That was easy!" Needless to say, this continued throughout our time together and the button has found a new home--at our small group table in the back of the room. :0)
Just a little something that helps remind students just how amazing they are!
Thanks to Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for the opportunity to link up!
AND it's Day Six of our A Week of Chillin' Giveaways!
Nonfiction Snowman Book Project with Glyph
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