Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Motivating Kids to Read!

Have you seen these laser light finger pointer things?  

This year I switched positions and am now teaching special ed....K-3 Resource.  I absolutely love this new adventure, but after 8 years of teaching Kindergarten, it's been a learning experience for sure!!

I actually have a really fun Kindergarten group that I see
each day.  They definitely keep me on my toes.  

So when I saw the laser finger pointers at Oriental Trading, I knew I needed to get some. (They were pretty inexpensive at 8.00 for a dozen!!)
Yesterday I pulled them out for "added motivation" to help the kids stay on task while working.

To say it was magical would be an understatement.  They worked so hard with those silly things on their fingers....One little boy even remarked that his writing was much neater because the laser light was helping him!?!?

I even turned off the lights for a little bit.  I'm pretty sure they thought I was the best teacher ever.  HA!  

We'll see how long the "laser magic" lasts LOL, but for now it's definitely going to stay in my bag of tricks!!

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