Saturday, October 11, 2014

Spark Student Motivation: Spirit Sticks!

Spirit Sticks on Saturday for Spark Student Motivation! I love alliteration!
 I made these spirit sticks this summer and now have introduced them to my class! This is probably one of most favorite additions to my classroom!!
So bright and colorful, these sticks just scream celebration!
We celebrated our accomplishments for Reading Counts this week! Reading Counts has been up and running for about 3 weeks now and my kids are LOVIN' it! We cheered for each student as they earned their certificate for each point club.

I added these certificates this summer to my Reading Counts posters bulletin board pack and I'm so glad I did! I had a few texts from parents to tell me their child's certificate(s) were already proudly displayed on their refrigerator!
I plan to recognize point club milestones once a week. Once a week to make the certificates and pass out the spirit sticks will be the least disruptive and give my students something to look forward to.
I give incentives/certificates for every 50 points, except the first point club in my class is only 25 points to get them started. I have a reading machine who hit the 200 point club this week!!! He's going to be off my vertical point club board my Christmas!! (I only made mine to go up to 500 points!)
Spirit Sticks will get ANYONE & EVERONE excited! I even used them for our faculty kickoff at preplanning!

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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  1. Your spirit sticks look like so much fun! What a great way to celebrate short term goals weekly with your class!! :) Thanks for this great idea, and for the linky! I always get so excited when I have something to link up with.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  2. Hi Joanne,

    I LOVE your Spirit Sticks!!! They are too cute! You have such amazing ideas!
    Hope you had a great week! Happy Sunday!

    Love, Stacia

  3. You are so awesome! It amazes me that you have something so wonderful to share every single week.
    ideas by jivey 

  4. What a great way to celebrate - I may have to make some of these once we get our colour houses up and running - thanks for the great idea.

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