Spark Student Motivation - Gift Bags
Elementary AMC August 31, 2013
Hi everyone. We just got back home from our final road trip of the summer - we have been driving around for the last 5 weekends straight. We always had a good time but I am so glad to be out of the car!!
I am glad we made it back in time for me to link up with one of the sweetest bloggers with the best ideas, Joanne at Head over Heels for Teaching for her linky...
So, Tuesday is my official start day with my students and we will be starting off our day with this book...
At the end of the day I am giving my students a little gift bag, since I am so happy that they are finally here (well there, not here at my house).
Inside the gift bag is a small box of Smarties, a magnet with my contact info for their parents (freebie template from Teaching with a Touch of Twang) and a magnet for them to hang up future super work on their fridge. I posted about the magnets here and you can pick up a copy here. (I typed my students names in on the real ones).
Next inside the bag are these door hangers. I stole this idea from Joanne, she posted about it here and you can pick up hers in her TpT store here. I took her idea and made it fit my superhero theme. We did not do reading logs last year and the amount of home reading went way down. So I want to start them off right with some motivation to read before we start our reading logs next week.
Lastly there is this little note. Students need to find something that is special to them that can fit in the bag to share with the class later in the week.
I hope these little gift bags motivate my students on the first day of school! Now I need to go find the motivation to finish laundry, unpack and do some more planning for next week :)