Happy Saturday! I think we're all on break now! We made it!
I know how busy and hectic this time of year is, so Spark Student Motivation will be closed for the next two weeks and will resume on January 11th. However this link will be open until January 10th, so feel free to link up anytime during the break.
Now time to share how I motivate my students to motivate others!
Every year I meet my class at the local nursing home to spread our Christmas cheer. It's such a memorable experience for my students, parents, and the residents.
I have a class set of Santa hats and they dress up real nice for this special event (they look so adorable!). I print song books and I also bring props (12 days of Christmas posters, bells, Rudolph noses).
We sing in the nursing home dining area first, then we carol through the halls to visit those residents who can't make it to the dining area. We pass out cards to all the residents.
Each year I choose someone to dress up as Santa, he has to be outgoing and entertaining (and withstand the heat of the suit!)
After our singing, we have hot cocoa and cookies out on the patio with our friends.
It's a great way to share our holiday spirit and a terrific community service project.
My students' parents are very appreciative of me organizing this event and appreciate their child participating in such a humbling experience.
I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do get your students motivated or excited!
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