Saturday, September 19, 2015

Spark Student Motivation: Getting Your Students to Buy Into Getting Their Parents Involved!

Do you have trouble getting information relayed to your parents from your students? (especially big kids because the parents count on them to give on their children important information and don't check their backpacks) I have a creative solution for you! LET'S SPARK SOME STUDENT MOTIVATION!

 Here's an easy way to get your students excited about sharing information with their parents about upcoming events...have them take a picture of the act!

We made these cute Open House invites and I wanted to make sure my students went straight home to give them to their parents, so I offered an incentive!
*We made these last year and they were a HUGE hit!

I offered them 10 tickets the following day if they took a picture of them handing the invite to their parents, a picture of the invite with their parents, or a picture of the invite on their refrigerator, etc.!
They could be as creative as they wanted!

 After taking the picture they texted the "proof" to me!

The one on the left wrote a note with her picture! I received one text within 5 minutes of getting out of school! As soon as he got in the car, his mom texted me to let me know they'd be at open house!

Just a fun and simple way to get students motivated about sharing information about your class!
**If you don't feel comfortable giving out your cell phone number, you could still offer an incentive for bringing a note back. I just really liked the creativity and fun of this method! :)

I know next time I'll have even more responses after seeing all the ones that participated receive their 10 tickets! And, I overheard some of them talking about creative ways to take pictures "next time".
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. I love this idea because almost all my kids have cell phones and love taking selfies! What a great way to turn their social media "addictions" into something useful! :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  2. Such a great idea! For those who don't want to give out their cell phone number, the Bloomz app is a great way to go. I just started it this year and it is a great way to stay connected with parents but they don't get your cell number.

  3. Love this idea! The picture makes it so personal.

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