Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monster Box

Motivating students to doing something is a big challenge.  Motivating them to accomplish something with purpose and a specific goal in mind is also a challenge.  With this in mind, I have come up with a Monster Box.  The monster box is a way for students to be motivated to accomplish a task with a specific goal in mind that rewards their efforts in a tangible way.  Much like my Incentive Cards, this accomplishes the same goal, but in a different way.

I made my monster box by simply cutting the top off of a Goldfish box.  Then I glued pieces of construction paper around the box.


I got the monsters from an bulletin board set.  Here is some you could print out from Scappin Doodles for $1.00!

You could put anything on the side of the box, as long as you can cut a whole at the mouth.

I bought inexpensive pom poms to feed the monster with.  My kids loved it!  I made each monster a different focus.  So we had the note monster, the rhythm monster, the dynamic monster and the posture monster.  You could come up with whatever focus you wanted to.







4 comments:

  1. Cute! What happens when the students fill up the box? (That's always my students first question so I thought I'd ask- ha! ha!)

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  2. Well the pom poms I bought are pretty small, so they really can't fill up the box, but if you could buy bigger ones. Of course they could get a prize or maybe a free choice of activity or piece to play. You could give a prize away after earning 10 pom poms or how every many you want them to work for. My kids love feeding the monster and it is so simple. :)

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  3. Been missing you and your always-interesting posts!
    Hope all is well with you!

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  4. You are so sweet to post about my absence. I have been super busy teaching an autism inclusion class for a teacher who was out on maternity leave. It has been a wonderful experience and I am now on Spring Break, so hope to get back to posting soon!!

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