Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sparking Student Motivation Ideas {From Pinterest}

Hi there!

My husband and daughter were away at camp this week so I'm popping in to link up a short post with my girl Joanne so I can get back to loving on them before they go for week #2.  :O)

I found a few cute ideas on Pinterest that I am thinking about incorporating next year.

I think this is adorable and super easy!!  Whether you give them a pencil or not, the high five note would be a great motivator, I think!

I could't find the original Pin Source
This next idea comes from Cara at The First Grade Parade.  If you have not checked out her blog, you MUST because she has the best ideas!!

Celebrity of the Week
The student of the week gets their own star on the Wall of Fame!  She has a bunch more ideas in this post too!  I don't necessarily do a student of the week in 4th grade, but it would be neat to have them do this and then they can post their work underneath to show off what hard work they are "famous" for!

And this one is so simple!!  Just write a note on their desks with expo and have it waiting for them in the morning or after specials when they come back to class!

I couldn't find the exact post- just the blog.
I know this is a short and sweet post but maybe you got some ideas you didn't already have!  :O)

Make sure to go to Joanne's blog to check out more motivating ideas!

Also, we are doing a Pin it to Win it giveaway.  You can win up to 3 packs!  Check out our post HERE!

Have a great weekend!


  1. LOVE these ideas! It is fun to think about doing different things in the classroom now when we're on Summer Break! Thanks for sharing!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  2. Love ALL of it! I actually do a Wall of Fame student each week, so I must incorporate that star! I think they sell handprints at Dollar Tree that you could attach to a pencil-so easy and they'd love it! I love new ideas!
    Thanks Amanda for linking up!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. I love all of these ideas! So easy, but such a fun way to encourage the kids. Thanks so much for sharing what you have found!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  4. Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Love the expo note idea. Simple, sweet, and easy!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  6. I definitely need to try writing a note on the desks next year! So simple but just didn't do it this year! I don't know if I could keep up with a student of the week but I love your idea for using the wall of fame for posting student work!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  7. Oh my! What brilliant ideas! Writing on the desk?! Simply brilliant! The hand idea was super cute too! These ideas are way helpful and EASY! Just what I love!! I am new to blogging but am getting so many ideas so fast! Can't wait to implement them! :)

    Teaching with Twins!

  8. Super great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to check out the celebrity of the week post. Sounds awesome! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!


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