Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It

I'm linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics to share my Monday Made It project.

Incentives for Baggie Book Reading

I'm changing things up a bit this year with the incentives I'm using to motivate students to read on a regular basis.  Most of the students in 
Title 1 will return to me for more than one year.  I want to keep it fun and fresh.  

This year I'm using a reading rewards plan that was inspired by a coffee shop contest, "Roll up the Rim to Win".  I found this little gem at Tina's Teaching Treasures.  It has a Timmy's and a Starbucks version.  I'm using the Starbucks cups since that's our local coffee shop.

Here's how it will work:

The students will read for 20 minutes at home and fill out a reading log.

They will earn a sticker on their chart each time the reading homework is completed.

When a student's chart is full (12 stickers),  he/she will select a coffee cup for a chance to win a prize.

Each cup has a prize listed 
when the rim is unrolled...

Winner! Pick a new book!
Winner! Pick a new highlighter!
Winner! Pick a new bookmark!
Winner! Pick a new pencil!
Winner! Pick a new Post-It pad!

(The prizes are all tool to use for reading and interacting with text.)

Instead of a prize, they might find...
Sorry! Read again!

My students voted on this reward system at the end of last year and they are so excited for it to begin.

(Its difficult to find something that first through fifth graders ALL get excited over.)

Here's the "Made It" part...

I made these super cute paperclip bookmarks that can be used as one of the prizes - quick, easy, and inexpensive.  All you need is ribbon and paper clips.  Aren't they cute?  I think I'll be making more of them in other colors and patterns - for me.  ;)

When the bookmarks are attached to the book, they stayed clipped on.
They don't fall out easily. Love it!

Here are the prizes I've purchased so far.
I chose neon so that they appeal to both the boys and girls. 

What have you been busy making?  Link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics and share your treasures!


  1. Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I am excited to make some bookmarks. I would want to win Library that book!
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  3. Cute bookmarks! I like that they are easy to do and don't take long to make them. :)
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