Sparking Student Motivation: Kiss your brain

Today I'm linking up with Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching:
I'm loving all of the linky parties this summer and am getting so many ideas I can use in the classroom in the fall.  One of the things I used last year that my kiddos really loved and worked hard to achieve were kisses from the kiss your brain jar:
I made this last summer and kept it filled with Hersey kisses.  When kids improved on a test, gave a great answer, or just wowed me, I would tell them to kiss their brain.  They would kiss their hand then touch their brain.  Then I'd give them a kiss from the jar.
This worked well for me and my kids.  They loved the whole process and I think it got them to dig a little deeper in they type of answers they gave.
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  1. Aw I remember seeing this a lot last year. I love how it worked so well in your room! Definitely might try this next year! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  2. I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm definitely going to be using this next year! Thanks :)

  3. So cute! Believe it or not, I've never seen this, but so easy! Definitely have to add this to my classroom! Thanks for linking up Brandi!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching


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