But... I want to know what the winners in your classroom are. What do your students really DIG that you have?
Link up and show us what you've got and where you got it so we can get it too!
...this book series... my reluctant readers can't wait to get their hands on this!
...our Eggspert! This turns anything into a team game and my 3rd graders LOVE it! We do Brainquest cards, grammar games, math facts... anything you can think of... and it is so fun!
...Choose Your Own Adventure books. Did you ever read these? OMG. I did when I was a kid and I loved them! There are new ones that are perfect for grades 2 and up and my students LOVE doing them during "read to someone".
...writing with Smencil Pencils as a reward! Have you seen these pencils? They smell... and they smell good! This is a great reward in my classroom. Students can borrow the pencil for the day!
...scratch off tickets! I blogged about this last summer and it was a huge hit in my classroom!
...our interactive reading buddies from Hallmark! My kiddos LOVE reading to these stuffed pups... if you haven't seen these, they are pretty cool. You turn them on, read the book it came with outloud to the stuffed animal, and (if you're reading accurately and fluently) the dog whimpers, barks, pants, etc... at appropriate parts in the story! It's really cool. I wasn't sure about it because it's something I did in 1st and 2nd grade, but my 3rd graders LOVE it! We have this one, but there are many others too!
...our favorite end of the day activity (when there's time!) is to play "Mummy Ball". We have a Koosh ball and the students put on all their gear (backpacks, etc...) and stand in a spot in the room. I say someone's name and toss them the ball. They catch it, say someone else's name, and toss to them. If anyone talks, they are out and sit down wherever they are standing. If anyone drops it, they are out and sit down. It usually takes about 8 minutes to get a winner... and we usually can only play for 3 or 4 but we try to do it once a week because they love it!