Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sparking Student Motivation: Question of the Day

Happy Saturday!  It has been a very lazy one for me, which has been awesome.  The past few weeks have been long and I needed today to just relax and hang out!  I am linking up with Joanne from Head Over Heals for Teaching for her wonderfully inspiring Sparking Student Motivation

A few weeks ago I starting putting up a brain teaser each morning to get the students minds rolling.  I called them 'Question of the Day'  The students quickly fell in love with this and would come in looking for the next questions or the answer to the question the day before.  (I even had former students who come to say hello in the morning trying to guess!)  If the students correctly told me the answer they would receive two tickets.  They could give me as many guesses as they want throughout the day.  

I don't remember where I got these brain teasers from, so I made my own.  I am going to offer them free to my wonderful blog followers because...this is my 100 post!!!!  I cannot believe I have written 100 post in less than a year!  Click the image below to get 30 brain teasers to use in your classroom!

Well I am off to relax some more!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. What a fun idea - I bet my kiddos would love it! Thanks for the freebie - and congratulations on your 100th fun! :)

    Joy in the Journey

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post. Thanks for the freebie :)

  3. Congrats on your 100th post! And HOORAY for making time to relax! We all need to do that more.
    Funky First Grade Fun

  4. Thanks for the freebie! This is a great idea! I need to spend some time with something like this during the upcoming summer for my second graders...

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  5. Wow! Rosie, thanks for sharing such a fun way to start your day! I love that your former students come back to try to solve the brain teasers! Congratulations on your 100th post! Thanks for your generosity and linking up!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. Thanks for the brain teasers! They are awesome, and I'm sure my students will LOVE them.

  7. Congrats on 100 posts! And I love the freebie! Great for kids after the finish up morning work, making a lunch choice, etc. Thanks!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
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  8. Congratulations on your 100th post! Thanks so much for the freebie! I am sure my students are going to love these teasers! They're amazing! I can't wait to put them up on my board! Thanks!

  9. Cool idea! I think I can also do that to have more motivation for my co-students. Glad that you shared this. Keep it up!


  10. Nice Blog! What a fun idea...I am enjoyed reading it.Thanks for sharing.


  11. Congratulations on your 100th post.I am glad to see your post.Thanks for sharing.