Learning Adventures with Mrs. Gerlach: Motivational Magic!
SO we all know as teachers that the first couple of weeks is dedicated to working on routines and procedures... Many positive "motivation" factors are considered in my classroom :) My first graders thrive on these little tricks of the trade! This entire post is dedicated to what I like to call my box of "motivational box" (aka some of the many "tools" on my teacher belt!). 1. My Behavior Clip Chart Sorry for the somewhat blurry picture, but this is my behavior clip chart. 2. I originally started "brownie points" a couple years back, but I saw this snazzy visual display on Pinterest... 3. I purchased a $1 spray bottle in the toiletries section of Target and filled it with water. 4. This is a brand new trick that I just started and it is BEYOND genius! 5. This is another original... 6. This is the new update to my old use of "Warm Fuzzies" (still have a deep rooted love my old guidance counselor and his warm fuzzies and cold pricklies)... 7. This idea came from the Kinder Gals... 8.