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Motivating students to doing something is a big challenge. Motivating them to accomplish something with purpose and a specific goal in mind is also a challenge. With this in mind, I have come up with a Monster Box. The monster box is a way for students to be motivated to accomplish a task with a specific goal in mind that rewards their efforts in a tangible way. Much like my Incentive Cards, this accomplishes the same goal, but in a different way.
I made my monster box by simply cutting the top off of a Goldfish box. Then I glued pieces of construction paper around the box.
I got the monsters from an bulletin board set. Here is some you could print out from Scappin Doodles for $1.00!
You could put anything on the side of the box, as long as you can cut a whole at the mouth.
I bought inexpensive pom poms to feed the monster with. My kids loved it! I made each monster a different focus. So we had the note monster, the rhythm monster, the dynamic monster and the posture monster. You could come up with whatever focus you wanted to.