Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Smarty Pants!

So this will be a quick post as it is late and I should totally be sleeping and not on here...BUT... I just wanted to share this cutsey thing that I actually learned about last summer on Proteacher.  If you don't know about this website... get to know it!  It is an amazing resource and a wealth of ideas!  I, however, love to go on in the summer when I have more time to devote to all the great ideas the awesome teachers share on there.  Anyway... today I wanted to share this totally fun idea:

Click picture to get reward cards

I use this as a way to reward the totally "smart" ideas that are shared by my students... the connections they make to other lessons.. the comments that make me say... "YES, you get it!"  They then get to take a the small card out of the pocket to brag at home that says "I'm a smarty pants." Believe me... they love to brag about how they did something great :)

There were talks about putting Smarties candies in the pockets too... which I love that idea, yet our school is a no food/candy school so I was not able to utilize that idea.  See above for the smarty pants label and "reward cards" in case you are interested in making your students smarty pants too! (I used my son's pants that he outgrew... but garage sales or Goodwill would get you a pair in an enexpensive way :)  Enjoy!


  1. I've seen many ideas, but feel this one is not only clever, but offers a fun way to communicate with parents how great their kid is!

    1. Yay! I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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