Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dazzle Desks & Marvelous Mats

Do you have kids who like to move and groove when they're supposed to be sitting and working?
We get it, and quite frankly don't really have a problem with it.
Kids are active and they need to move sometimes...Even while learning.
In our classroom, we use it as an incentive.

Dazzle Desks and Marvelous Mats

These plastic lap desks taunt us every time we head to Michaels. We finally grabbed 5 of them on clearance after the holidays and are putting them to good use.
We also grabbed a few bamboo mats at the Dollar Tree. 
We created Marvelous Mat and Dazzle Desk tickets for our class.
As our kids are working in their seats, we keep an eye out for anyone doing a great job. Then, we drop a ticket on their desk and invite them to grab a Marvelous Mat or Dazzle Desk and spread out a little more on the floor to get their work done. 
 We usually let them stay for one working period, then we choose new kids. We keep a class list and cross of each person as they have a turn *secretly*. We try to allow each student an opportunity to  peek their interest the first go around. Then, it's up to them to earn it! Just call us the Marvelous Mat Mavens...Ha!
We're sharing our Marvelous Mat and Dazzle Desk Tickets with you for free! Click the pic to download and give your students the ability to move around a little while they learn.
Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. What a seriously awesome idea. I have several kids who'd be all over this. I'm grabbing your tickets. Thank you!

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  2. FABULOUS idea!! You guys are always coming up with ways to mix it up in the classroom!! :) I'm gonna have to see if I can find those lap desks!!

    Aris
    Sailing into Second

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  3. LOVE this idea! The class list is perfect for making sure everyone gets acknowledged. Thanks for sharing your tickets!!! :)
    Karli
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

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  4. OMG! Cutest idea EVER! Thank you so much for the freebie too! I just printed some and I am going to head to Michaels this weekend! ♥

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