Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spark Student Motivation: Special Delivery

Happy Saturday Friends! I will be on Spring Break the following week so this linky will be open for two weeks. I'd love for you to link up once or twice!
 I know not everyone is going to agree with today's way of motivating my students, but I will do anything to make sure my students are successful and happy in my class...including SPECIAL DELIVERIES to their homes!

At the beginning of the year I got this young man hooked on the Maximum Ride series and nothing could stop him, not even a weekend! Yes, I went to his house to deliver a book on a Saturday, but it was worth it! He finished that big book and took a Reading Counts test on it that Monday! He motivated me and I motivated him! :)
 This student "thought" he could leave his homework on his desk one day...ummm, no! I dropped it off at his house so he would have a SURPRISE when he got home! LOL! (I texted his mom to tell her I had save the day! haha)

This avid reader was dying to get her hands on this book, so when it came in the mail I delivered it to her after school. As you can see, she didn't waste any time-she literally met me at my car door!

This responsible student called me at school to tell me she forgot her project paper in her desk. She was stressed out because it was due the next day...I just dropped it off on my way home-problem solved!

As teachers we go out of our way ALL the time, but this is one way I actually enjoy doing for my students! I don't want you to think I make a habit of "delivering" homework and books everyday. I've made about 8 deliveries since the beginning of the year, but it doesn't go unappreciated by my students or parents. It's another way to show I care about them and their success in my classroom. (Plus, you know how excited kids get when they see their teacher out of school!) I know it's not for everyone, but I wanted to share another way I motivate my students! :)

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. Wow, you DO go above & beyond!! I hope your students & families truly appreciate you!! Enjoy Spring Break!! SO jealous... 2 more weeks to go!!

  2. This is another great idea - wish I could feel safe doing this! Enjoy your break! I have one more week to go - I think I can, I think I can...

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  3. You just make me smile!! So sweet! I was thinking, "Why is Joanne wearing flip flops? Those pictures must be from last year." Haha! Can you tell we have had the coldest winter on record in over 80 years??
    I'm on spring break for two weeks after next week too. Can't wait!! Are you guys going anywhere?
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. This is my favorite link party. Thank you for hosting it!!

  5. This just shows why you deserve teacher of the year!! You are so amazing!! xoxo

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