Saturday, June 22, 2013

Spark Student Motivation Saturdays: Smarty Pants

Welcome to Spark Student Motivation Saturdays! I hope you find some new ideas and link up one of your ideas to get students or teachers motivated! What have you been thinking about implementing when you go back to school? I'm sure it will be motivating for your students! Link up and tell us about it! 
Smarty Pants Photos!
I have a few things I use in my room that say "Smarty Pants", but I thought this creation would be sure to get my students motivated! Imagine how exciting it would be to bring one of these home!
 The photos could be passed out for answering questions correctly, paper clipped to a job well done on a test, placed on student's desk while they're at lunch...lots of possibilities! I customized them for my classroom and I made some generic Smarty Pants Awards! (If you link up, you'll get the generic set!) :O)

Remember my place card holders? These will be making more appearances in my classroom to hold these new awards! I know my students will be proud to have one of these sitting on top of their desks!

I developed them as photos-so cheap! I got 50 of them at Walgreen's (with a coupon) for less than $5! It's hard to find a reward/award for 10 cents these days!

Do you recognize my frames? My friend Erin designed them and I love them!

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)
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Thanks for linking up! (During June and July this linky is the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month).
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  1. This is such a cute idea. I know my kiddos love getting any kind of praise.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  2. I LOVE this! I would have NEVER thought to "develop" things to get cheap printing. Genius! I am SOO doing this!!
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

  3. Oh wow- your Smarty Pants idea is so fun! My little friends would be SO excited to have one of those sitting on their desk!
    Learning to the Core

  4. I call my kids "smarty pants!" This is great! :)
    ideas by jivey
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  5. Developing things as photos is such a smart idea! Photo printing is so cheap these days! Can't wait to try it!

    The Polished Teacher

  6. I absolutely love it! I have a sorority sister that got me turned on using photos to create little signs and posters. I plan to use that more this year. I love this linky party! Always a joy when I can link up! :-)

    Surviving Sixth Grade

  7. Thanks for hosting! Just linked up and looking forward to seeing what others have posted! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  8. Thanks for hosting! Love my freebie...what a cute idea. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. Thanks for looking out for me Joanne! You rock! :)

  9. I will be linking up this week! I love this linky party!

    Success in Second Grade

  10. What a great idea!!! You are a Smarty Pants!!


  11. You always have the best ideas!! I love how you printed them as photos. So clever!! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  12. Thanks for the reminder to pick up the place card holders!! I will have to look into printing things as photos, that is a great idea, I use up a ton of ink at home!

  13. I just had to tell you I LOVE this link up. Such a great idea, and I cannot wait to go through them all. I'm hoping to think of something I did too so I can link up here in the next few days :) Especially because your smarty pants are adorable!

    Reaching for the TOP!


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