Sparking Motivation When You're Away - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Sparking Motivation When You're Away

While my BBB Joanne is off enjoying the sun on a FABULOUS Disney Cruise (totally jealous...), I've been dealing with a crazy cold (or some kind of virus that resembles a cold...?) and had to take a couple days off this week to try to get over it. Well actually, the first day I took off was scheduled and I ended up sick! Don't you hate that?? I call that a "personal health day" fail.

But, knowing that I'd be out, I tried to motivate a few of my kids that aren't always "at their best" when a sub is there. I left dry erase marker notes on their desk!
I think it helped! I didn't have a list of names from the sub when I returned, and instead I had very sweet get well cards from my kids. :-P

P.S. Have you heard of the newest Educents bundle? I am excited to be a part of it, with some of my favorites, including Joanne, Amelia from Where the Wild Things Learn, Theresa from Pinkadots Elementary, and AMC from Looking From Third to Fourth!

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Have a great weekend! Don't forget to come back next Wednesday to link up your ideas about how you teach the kids to write poetry for Workshop Wednesday! :o)


  1. I do this too when I know I am going to be out. I forgot to do it on Wednesday and came back to an interesting list of behaviors. :) Thanks for the reminder of a great idea!


  2. I love this idea but have yet to try it - guess I will have to take a day off soon : )

  3. You gave me an email virus...I feel like I've got the funk and am on the couch. Boo hoo! I won't be missing any school because I'm on Spring Break, but I am going to try the notes on the tables next time I'm out. xo
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  4. I love this idea!! I can't wait to try it :)

  5. great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  6. That is a GREAT idea! I'm sure it made them feel special to have a note from you on their desk!

  7. Such sweet love notes! I bet they were excited to see their desks and didn't erase it the whole day! Hope you're all better BBB! Thanks for linking up!
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