FREE Homework Incentive~ When the entire class completes a homework assignment on time, hang up one flag. With the letters in "homework" and a starting and ending decorative flag, there are 10 flags in all. When the banner is complete, give the class extra recess, a homework pass,or whatever incentive works for your classroom. The toughest part of this plan-- laminating the reusable flag pennants. Great, new twist on a tried-and-true idea!
Minute to Win It Fun - Day starts out with breakfast food, we test, we eat a treat, we have Minute to Win It Fun each day with winners vs. teachers on final day, extra recess each day and NO HOMEWORK for 2 weeks! Kids write letters to next years class giving PSSA advice - 9 times out of 10 they say seems scary at first until you realize how much fun you have during those two weeks along with NO HOMEWORK!
Champion Music Test Day Fun: 3rd and 4th graders Shaking it off in preparation for day 5 of PARCC testing! Each morning of testing the students are greeted with a special treat (like Superhero H2O) and enter the classroom to champion music (like We Will Rock You and the Rocky theme song). Then we watch an inspirational Kid President pep talk and dance it out. We usually play a fun morning meeting game, too.