Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Madness

March Madness, Baby!!

I love the month of March! I was thinking of a way to incorporate a March Madness bracket into my classroom and I thought about using Accelerated Reader (AR) points. So what I did was create an eight team bracket with my 21 kiddos. At the end of the week I will count up the points of each team and will move on the teams with the most points. I am looking at getting the champions basketballs as the final prize.

I introduced this to my kiddos today, and they LOVED it! All afternoon, they wanted to take AR quizzes. It was so great to see such buy in with this activity. I also loved how so many of my students took on the "captain" or "leader" role with their team. I saw my kiddos cheer each other on and hold them accountable on trying their best on each quiz...and this was just day one! Awesome!

Happy March Madness!

Here are some pics of my bulletin board:


  1. Hi Krista!
    Your friend Stephanie from Falling in to First mentioned you had a new blog so I popped on by for a visit. :) I teach 2nd too. Both are blogs are bright and pink whohooo! Have a great weekend!

    :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

    1. Hi Shelley!

      Thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by! :)

  2. I know that your blog will be great because of Steph's glowing recommendation!!!! :) Beautiful design!!! :) Melissa

    1. Hi Melissa!

      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! :)