Could you expand on the Practice Your Way to a Party? I am looking for a good summer incentive program.
Each of the students set their own goal for how much time they wanted to practice each week. Once they reached specific goals, they got to color in circles or triangles on a page at the front of their assignment books. At the end of the year, everyone who had reached their goal was invited to a party. For the boys, I threw a pizza party and we played lots of fun, active games. For the girls, I planned an elegant tea party and encouraged them all to come dressed in their best afternoon tea dresses. Each of the girls was assigned a famous woman from history and collected information about her. At the Tea they shared the information in the form of clues and all the other girls had to guess who it was. We had a lovely time donning our hats and sipping tea together!
I had to do some digging, but I found the files for the pages that I used in the front of the assignment books that year. Feel free to use them if they will meet your needs!
I also found this Practice Tips sheet that I made up that year to include along with their goal sheets:
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