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Challenge your students to keep their pencils for an extended period of time using this great pencil challenge leader board! This is an engaging way to teach students to take responsibility and to look after a pencil. Set a date for a goal, set your check in dates, review the "vow" to take care of y
You will need a pocket chart or something similar for this activity! Give every student a pencil, make sure to mark it in a specific way so you know it is a exact pencil. Explain to the students that this will be the only pencil they can use in class. I put their classroom number and some washi tape
PreK - 8th

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This is an additional file to the original Great Pencil Challenge...Challenge your students to keep their pencils...for one whole week!It's easy to do! Just number the pencils with your students' numbers, display this poster, and record the next check-in to see who met the challenge!For more informa
1st - 5th
Challenge your students to keep their pencils...for one whole week! It's easy to do! Just number the pencils with your students' numbers, display this poster, and record the next check-in to see who met the challenge! For more information, please read this post at my blog: The Great Pencil Challe
1st - 5th
Feeling like your classroom pencils are magically disappearing? I did too!!! Then The Great Pencil Challenge was implemented and students were motivated to take care of their pencils!It's simple: keep your pencil(s), track progress, and get rewarded! The rewards are completely discretionary, but kid
In this No Locks Escape Room students complete tasks to earn a method of ‘escaping’. The prep for the events with NO LOCKS is minimal- just making copies. No locks or boxes! Teams are working together to escape the principal's office! As students complete the tasks they receive a mark on their Penci
This is a great way to help your kiddos learn about responsibility in the classroom by keeping up with their pencils! You can use this a whole group reward system, or you can use it for those students that just can't keep up with their pencil!The purpose of this challenge is to ensure your students
K - 5th
This pencil challenge is a great incentive for students and helps them with their organization! With the pencil challenge, you will no longer have to hear the dreadful "I don't have a pencil!" "I need a pencil!" To use:Label 3 pencils with the students name or number Provide a ziplock baggie or penc
How many times a day are you picking up pencils from the floor of your classroom? It can become a daunting task. With this product, it is a task no longer! I have used the pencil challenge for several years and it works wonders for my class. The children are responsible for their pencils, I don't h
Not Grade Specific
Are you tired of all the "lost" pencils in your classroom? If so, try The Great Pencil Challenge. Give each student 5 pencils with their student number on them. Encourage them to keep their pencils in good shape for as long as they can. Check in with students every so often. If students still have
1st - 5th
This is a bulletin board kit to start the great pencil challenge in your classroom. It includes a rules page, a poster to keep track of which students are still going strong, and some pencil clip art. On the "Who's still in?" page, you can laminate and write students names in dry erase marker, make
Not Grade Specific
The modified great pencil challenge. This was developed for my special education classroom. The challenge lasts, half of the school year (August - December), and starts all over in January-June. This has helped saved the pencils from disappearing. Enjoy!
There is a crisis in upper elementary school classrooms, and the crisis is missing pencils. Solve your pencil problems with the Great Pencil Challenge! I have searched all over the internet for the perfect pencil solution, and I believe after reading many educational blogs and discussions with fello
The Great Pencil Challenge! This is a recording sheet that I set up for my class to record as they compete in the Great Pencil Challenge. This is an editable file in case you want to type in your students' names and save the file for you class to print weekly. You can also print it and write in the
Not Grade Specific
Challenge your students to keep their pencils as long as possible! Put their students numbers (or names if you don't use them) on a pencil- one per student. Then, write a "check-in" date on the sign. When the check-in date arrives, see who was able to keep their pencil! (Laminate your sign so you
K - 4th
PRODUCT PURPOSE:End the Pencil Wars with your students! Providing your students with a fun and interesting way to respect your classroom pencils. This product was created based on an activity I have practiced in my classroom for the last six school years. It's worked for me and encouraged students t
PreK - 8th, Staff
This product includes a poster to post the next date to check pencils and brag tags to send home with students who successfully survive the GREAT PENCIL CHALLENGE!
Ancient Civilization STEM & STEAM Challenges Bundle! Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Ancient Civilizations! {UPDATE: A DIGITAL VERSION IS ALSO INCLUDED USING TPT'S NEW DIGITAL ACTIVITY TOOL!}This resource is part of the Ancient Civilizations Curriculum BundleThese resou
***NEWLY UPDATED!!!***This back-to-school themed STEM/STEAM package is perfect to engage your elementary engineers at the beginning of the school year! Three STEM challenges and one Bonus Brainbuilder are provided and can be completed as stations or in isolation.Includes the following LOW PREP STEM
Ancient Mesopotamia STEM & STEAM ChallengesCross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Ancient Civilizations and Ancient Mesopotamia! This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their
Art Escape BUNDLE Grammar Edition. Escape room challenges with a creative twist. Learning is about to get really fun! That’s because this resource combines puzzles, learning, and art! The lesson begins when students learn about an art heist. As art detectives, they’ll need to work together to solve
Thank you so much for your interest in this fun TEAM BUILDING/LISTENING challenge for back to school during these COVID times. This activity is great because it doesn't required shared resources and can be done in the classroom or virtually! Read below for all the details! Goal: One student will hav
Lift the Biggest Pumpkin Ever with a Student Designed and built Pumpkin Pulley System! Make learning fun with this Fall Halloween STEM Activity in which students investigate pulleys and pumpkins! An excellent companion activity to the fall read aloud The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll.Students
This back-to-school STEM / STEAM Challenge brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)! This challenge is also great for any time of year, but especially in the fall when learning about apples, Johnny Appleseed, or Sir Isaac Newton!The ba

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