I'm so glad to join Forever in 5th Grade for Show and Tell!  My show and tell is focused on my end of the year motto:  Finish Strong!

#FinishStrong ideas for students in the classroom

First up, I found this neat inspirational video 
(among a host of other great ones from Simple Truths)
that I am hoping will help us find some motivation to get through the last round of testing.

Then, to add a little fuel to the inspirational fire, I've added in a new twist to my ticket reward system:

Finish the year strong with these ideas for your middle school classroom! #teaching #motivation

I ordinarily hand out tickets to students doing the right things in class and then have a drawing on Friday where I give out about 3 trips to my candy jar as prizes.  Now, students can place their tickets on my BINGO board.  On the last day of school, I'll place lots of different treats in brown paper lunch bags.  When I call out a bingo location, the student whose ticket is in that spot, gets to pick a mystery bag with a prize inside!

To keep engagement at the end of the year:   Once the work is done, we can have some fun!

Even though we have to review for our End of Course test, I want my students to enjoy the end of the year too.  So inside each balloon will be a note like "ice pop day".  Once we finish our necessary review, then we can pop a balloon to reveal some fun!

I sure hope this help us to #FinishStrong!

Thanks for stopping by!