Joined: 19 Oct 2011
Jump for Joy!
Try a trampoline.
I asked a parent to donate a mini-trampoline to the classroom and began using it to create excitement in my fifth-grade classroom.
Sometimes, I jump on it for fun, and when I land, I have the class yell "boom!"
Other times, I reward students who get a correct answer by letting them come up and get in some jumps. It is amazing how hard they will work to jump a few times on a trampoline!
Without exception, visitors always comment on the trampoline when they see it. Why do you have a trampoline?, they ask.