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Name of Activity:
The Sunshine Board
Purpose of Activity:To motivate students so that they or their entire class may sign the "Sunshine Board".
Suggested Grade Level:3-5
Materials Needed:Yellow butcher paper to cover the entire door and 2 markers.
Description of Idea
At the beginning of the school year, I get yellow butcher paper and tape it to the inside of my office door (equipment room) in the gymnasium. I draw a big circle and make long and short lines so that it looks like a sun. Inside the circle I write Mrs. Giltner's sunshine board and which 6 weeks marking period it is. I hang two black markers by string and tape close by the door so they can be used to sign their names. I allow students to sign for many reasons (good sport, encouraging, accomplished a task, etc.) and sometimes I'll write the class name (e.g., Mrs. Barber - 3B) if the entire class does something well. At the end of each 6 weeks, I take the paper down and hang it beside the office door so parents can see it.
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