Academic Culture

The Raffle

Everyone loves tickets! When students earn tickets during the Vocab Blitz, Bull Boards, and other moments, students drop them into the raffle jar. On Fridays we pull out a few names for Nerddy prizes like pens and highlighters. 


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Teacher In Action
 
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This is the raffle jar that students place their tickets into on Friday. Tickets can become a nuisance. So, the students needed to know that the procedure was tickets could get names on them before the raffle Friday, and maintained in your binder pouch in the meantime. This ensured that no tickets were out when vocab blitz was not occurring.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
In my class there are countless investment "layers" that I create knowing that no one layer can catch all students. This list shows a few of the different ways that I invest.
Teacher In Action
 
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This is the raffle jar that students place their tickets into on Friday. Tickets can become a nuisance. So, the students needed to know that the procedure was tickets could get names on them before the raffle Friday, and maintained in your binder pouch in the meantime. This ensured that no tickets were out when vocab blitz was not occurring.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
In my class there are countless investment "layers" that I create knowing that no one layer can catch all students. This list shows a few of the different ways that I invest.
Daniel Utset-Guerrero
Holmes Elementary School
Miami, FL


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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