Hi! Found a new attention – catcher – keeper. See if it works for you…
…I got the idea from visiting so many K – 5 classrooms with motivational posters tacked up, but seemingly ignored.
BRING POSTERS & LETTERS TO LIFE!
Think about the alphabet of your language. Ask students in grades 3 – 5 to do the same. What’s in a letter? What’s a letter’s potential? Wow… a single letter can begin a ___________________ (fill in what you like).
Words also have the potential to influence behavior, especially when you (and students) demonstrate their meaning. Here’s what I mean…
…In English, for example, the letter A can stand for ATTITUDE. In a classroom where I was recently teaching, I asked the host teacher if I could take her Attitude poster off the classroom wall to “bring it to life,” like you see me doing in my blog pic below.
She agreed and I used the poster to engage the fifth graders in a brief but dynamic discussion about the power of positive attitudes.
Try this…make A+ stand for ATTENTION PLUS.
Create a sign-up Bulletin Board: PLEDGE YOUR PLACE ON THE A+ Team!
Post the header on a large blank sheet of newsprint or other paper. Post a subtitle that reads A+ Students Stay Focused in school. Paying attention is cool! Hang a marker on a string at the side of the bulletin board. Invite kids to sign up.
Barbara ♥ The Lovable Poet