As a teacher in a low-income school district, I see my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative, engaging and meaningful learning experiences this school year.
My students work very hard each day.
I often give out rewards and incentives to motivate them! I love watching their faces when I give out snacks or choose them to pick from our classroom treasure chest/prize box.
They like to move, they love to read, and love lots of positive attention. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experiences during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
My students work so hard and deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. Many of the students don’t bring snacks to school and love fruit snacks! They also crave the attention of getting praise and prizes as rewards.
Fruit snack rewards, colorful pencils, and toys are a way to motivate these students and show them their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.
The copy paper will be used to create games and activities for the students to use during center time.
My students sometimes ask for an extra prize to take home to a sibling, which we often do. We are constantly refilling our treasure chest with stickers, toys, prizes, and snacks. They love seeing the treasure chest and seeing all the new rewards!
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