Spark Student Motivation {September 14th}

I hope everyone has had an amazing week! I sure have! It’s a beautiful Saturday and while I’m spending my morning getting my hair fried, dyed, and laid to the side :-), I thought I’d link up with Joanne over at Head Over Heels for Teaching for her Spark Student Motivation Linky Party!


I’ve previously shared what a Vistaprint fan I am. And I firmly believe that building relationships with students and their family is just as important as teaching the content. So in this post I’m showing the blending of the two.

Once a week I send home postcards to parents of my awesome students! The postcard just lets parents know that I see the hard work their children put in on a daily basis and I appreciate their support!


You should see how excited the kids are the day after their parents get a card. They work even harder! And my kids already work HARD!

How many of you are Vistaprint fans? What neat ways do you use their products in your classroom?

And don’t forget to head over to Joanne’s link up and discover some other awesome ideas!

Until the next time,


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  1. I’m a huge fan of sending home postcards! Kids love getting mail and my students know every time they get into a new club for Reading Counts they get one, so they wait by the mailbox! Thanks for sharing and linking up Carla! I bet your hair will turn out fabulous!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. Oh wow what a cool idea!! I’m not sure if we have vistaprint in New Zealand – But I’m sure I can find an alternative!! Totally pinching this idea!!!


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