Sunday, February 17, 2013

March Madness Linky!

I'm a three point lovin, defense yelling, shot block cheerin', slam dunk delighted basketball fan! I love some basketball! So, I decided to host my first linky party around the March Madness theme.

  Two years ago I started The 3Booth March Madness Reading Contest in my classroom. I divide the kids into two teams myself so they are balanced. The children choose their team names and set reading goals based on minutes read at home. They record their minutes read at home on basketballs and turn them into their team baskets hanging in the room.  Once a week a update the totals on a graph.  The first team to reach their goal gets to each lunch in the room with an ice cream treat. Both teams get rewarded at the end of the month with a pizza party if they reach their team goals. Our local pizza shop gives me a discount since it education related. I reward the top three readers with a signed copy of my book The Time Travel Storm and they get their picture in our local paper. 3Booth March Madness has been a huge success. I look forward to it. Click here to download the freebie basketball templates I created to record the March Madness reading minutes.
 I'm excited to use my Basketball Theme Unit along with my reading contest this year. Here is a preview of 3 pages.

You are welcomed to link up to share March themed products and ideas. I just ask that you create a back link to this post.Thanks for linking up!

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1 comment:

  1. What are some of the goals your students have set as a team? Do you start when "March Madness" starts or the beginning or March?



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