At the beginning of the year I quickly realized that my students love a good challenge. They are very competitive and normally operate better when they can see the finish line. So, we are all about challenges this year! Here are our favorite two so far...
The Reading Challenge Chain from The Teacher Wife. My students are working on this at home and bring the chains in once they are completed.
The 1,000 Challenge! My students started writing their numbers to 1,000 a couple of weeks ago. A few finished within two days, and some will take months to get it done. I'm not a stickler about when they finish, just as long as they try! I have this 1,000 challenge in my Number Knowledge unit. I now have students working towards 2,000 so it's a challenge that can keep on going :)
Once my students finish their 1,000 challenge, we take a picture, email it to parents, and hang our number strips outside in the hallway. We call it our Thousands Club :)
How do you keep your kiddos motivated? I'd love some new challenges for the upcoming months!