Saturday, May 25, 2013

Spark Student Motivation Saturday: Door Hangers

It's time for Spark Student Motivation Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by and viewing all the creative ideas teachers have to get students motivated or excited! Link up and add your idea, lesson, craft, trick, tip, ANYTHING to get you or your students motivated!

I ordered these motivators at my favorite office supply store (Office Depot) a couple of years ago and parents and students love them! I hand them out at Open House and explain to the parents that if their child has this door hanger on their door they are not "allowed" to disturb them!

Of course I have to have one for girls and one for boys!
You should see my students' faces when I say this...the excitement of keeping their parents out of their bedroom to do something secretive {READ} is priceless.

I have many parents tell me the next day they went straight home and used their door hanger (I think they want to make sure it works!).

One of the biggest things I try to foster in my classroom is the love for reading, which can be sometimes very challenging, so I will try any and all tricks to get them motivated to read! At school, I can monitor their reading, but at home I need something like this door hanger to "spark their motivation"!

Link up any idea that motivates you or your students-if it motivates you, it motivates them! No idea is too small or too big! :O)
** Don't forget to grab my button and this post when you link up.
While we're here, let's share some blog love and "motivate" each other by following/commenting at least one person's post! :O) I can't wait to read everyone's ideas!
Thanks for linking up!

As the year ends, I'm not sure what to do about this linky party for the summer and need your suggestions/help. Here are some possibilities: motivations for teachers during the summer, plans to motivate students for the upcoming year, things you're getting excited about starting, only hold it once or twice a month, etc. I'd love to hear from you!
Have a super weekend!


  1. I love this idea and pinned to remember for next year!! What a wonderful motivation strategy:) I think any of those ideas you wrote about for teachers to blog about over the summer would be great to link up. Your linky is pretty open to a lot of ideas!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. Those door hangers are an awesome idea! Thanks for hosting this linky. I have found some wonderful ideas to use in my classroom -- like door hangers! Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. I love the door hanger idea - this was the first year I did not really, really push home reading and think I will go back to using every trick I can think of next year. Thanks for the super cute idea.

  4. Great idea with the door hangers.

  5. What a FABULOUS idea. I may make something like that for studying MATH!!!

    Hodges Herald

  6. This is a fantastic idea. I love it! I can see some of my kiddos really using them.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. Okay, I love the door hangers. Even my sons would love this. I think I'll give them each one for the summer and then have them ready for my classes next year! Super cute idea.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  8. I *love* the door hangers. Love, love, love. You are so creative and inventive! :)

  9. The door hangers are a-"door"-able! Get it?! Ha! I'm so punny. Aaaaaanyway, I'm thinking about suggestions for you for the summer. I'll get back to you. :)
    ideas by jivey

  10. How cute are those signs!! I love them!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Collaboration Cuties

  11. Joanne,

    What an awesome idea!!! I am going to have to go check these out! So cute!!


  12. Your door hangers are a GREAT idea! I think I'll send my kiddos home with them this summer!

    Thanks for hosting this! I'm a new follower, and I've linked up a blog post of my own! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  13. I LOVE the door hangers! I still have two more weeks of school so maybe I can try to make some to send home for the summer. I have loved all the ideas shared in this linky and wouldn't mind continuing to read them over the summer! I don't know how busy the blogging world stays, but maybe you could just lessen the frequency.

    Literacy Spark

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