Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spark Student Motivation Saturdays... Homework Club!

I'm linking up with one of our BBBs, Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching, for her very first linky party ever! It's called "Spark Student Motivation Saturdays"! I LOVE this concept, especially toward the end of the year when "Spring Fever" sets in! Make sure you head on over to her linky to check out what other amazing bloggers have to say about keeping student's motivated until the end of school! How cute is this button?? I love the sparkle!!

Over the past few years I haven't had any issues about students not completing their homework or turning it in on time until this year. I couldn't believe how much it was like pulling teeth to get assignments back from a certain few students. I was kind of at my wits end until I saw this pin one day... 
The very fabulous Molly from Lessons with Laughter blogged about her homework club and how her students are rewarded at the end of each month for completing all of their homework assignments. I thought this was a brilliant idea and I immediately started it with my students. Guess what? It's a HUGE success!! All of my students LOVE being in the homework club, so they're motivated each month to complete all of their assignments and turn them in on time. We eat together on the final Friday of each month . As an extra special  treat, my daughter Makenzie and my husband come and eat with us too. My kiddos LOVE eating with Makenzie! She makes them laugh. It's too cute! 
 If your students are struggling to complete their homework, this may do the trick. =)  Here's a picture of my homework club located on my front white board. 

Be sure to check out Head Over Heels for Teaching for this way cool linky party!! 

5 comments:

  1. I love this idea! It does seem at this time of year some students start to slack...what a great incentive! I love how your family eats with your class-I do the same thing and they love it! We should put that in our prize box right??!! "Eat lunch with my family!" Thanks for coming to my party BBBS!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  2. This is a great idea - I get soooo tired of chasing after kids who don't complete homework and it usually turns into a very negative cycle. I like the way you focus on the positive.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  3. That is adorable that you have your husband and daughter come in for lunch too!! The students must just LOVE that! What a great idea:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  4. I love that you work so closely with your sister! I've just found your blog through this linky party and am your newest follower.

    Isn't it funny how much students love having little ones come in- I don't have any kids myself yet but last year my best friend and her 18 month old came in and did art with my kids one afternoon and they thought it was brilliant!

    I love this homework club idea- a nice positive way of getting kids doing their homework rather than punishing the ones who don't.

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

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