Hello Everyone! Today I am linking up with Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching for her awesome linky, Spark Student Motivation Saturday.
I would like to share an idea that was inspired by this post from Joanne's blog. I adapted it to fit some of the goals in my classroom.
I love that I have so many avid readers in my class. However, I do have a few that need a push. I also have a few who tend to abandon books as soon as the "latest and greatest" book becomes available. I am using Joanne's estimation jar idea to help encourage all of my readers. So far, it is working out great!
First, I headed over to Target and bought this jar and some candy to fill it.
(Start can contains empty slips. Completed slips go in the polka dot can.)
The students were super excited when I announced this contest. Even my reluctant readers set goals so they could earn several guesses.
Here are the forms I am using for students to fill out their books and guesses. You can get them here, if you are interested in trying this out in your classroom.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.