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Friday, January 20, 2012

Ketchup & Pickles

While browsing Pinterest a few weeks back I came across a great idea that I just had to share with you!


Yesterday we were talking about how to motivate students to do their homework. Teach-A-Roo has a great idea. She hangs these guys on her white board (they are free from her TPT store!) The students who have completed their homework get to pick an activity during free time on Friday and their name is written under the Pickles sign. The students who did not finish their homework have their names written under the ketchup sign and use this time to "catch-up" on their homework. LOVE IT!

I have a homework-hating child who I try to run all of my homework motivators by. Usually, he says no to all my ideas and says he still is not gonna do his homework. Sigh! I have tried everything as a parent to get him to do it and so have his teachers but he is a stubborn one that child. His main complaint is that he has too many other things to do after school than to do homework. (Limiting his other activities is not a solution, I have tried that.) He just wants to do everything in class. When I asked him about this, he said he would gladly sign up to be a weekly "ketchup" student so he did not have to do his work at home. This got me to thinking.... if I scheduled this activity first thing in the morning, my students would have all finished their homework prior to spelling tests later on the day. This would help them improve their test scores.

Thanks Callie for sharing a great idea with all of us!

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1 Comments:

At February 9, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Miss DeCarbo said...

Cute idea! :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

 

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