Gold Medal Performance - Sparking Student Motivation
Elementary AMC January 10, 2015
Happy Saturday!! I have no idea how cold it is today - because I have no intention of setting foot out of doors today. Today is my youngest daughters 12th birthday - but her dad is going out of town and her sister is at camp so we are having a girls day at home! We are in the final countdown to having two teenage girls in our house - give us strength.
I wanted to share a fun and easy tool I am using in my class this year. Over the summer I bought some of these gold medal necklaces at Michaels.
Anytime a student gives a great answer, shows big improvement....or really any time I want to reward someone, I give them a gold medal to wear for the rest of the day. Their faces light up, all the other students ask - "What did you do to get your gold medal?" I like that I can use them for anything or anyone that needs to be recognized. You used the anchor chart on your own - gold medal, you gave the attributes of a square - gold medal, you told the class facts about bats - gold medal, you found a pattern on the 100 Chart - gold medal.
At the end of the day, they give the gold medal back and get a sticker to wear home.
The label in the picture was one I quickly made and was struggling with - then I made these pictures that I just insert in my label sheet. I used a border from Teaching in a Small Town, clipart from Melonheadz, and a Font from KG.
If you want to try this out, right click on the picture and save yourself a copy - then just insert it into the labels you use : )
I am linking up with my friend Joanne for her awesome linky....