“Wow, I was facing a day of one hour and 15 minute classes with three groups of 8th graders I don’t normally teach. To top it off, they had just come back from a field trip that had them shouting out the lyrics of rap songs and comparing dance moves on stage, so being back to English class was not something they were happy about.
I literally ordered your classroom mystery kit before I went to bed that night and the next morning with ten minutes to spare before the kids arrived, I was basically ready.
Normally rather jaded and sceptical, these students, all 103 of them that day, loved the Golden Trophy Awards!
They cheered one another on, oooohed and aaaahed, the shy ones mustered up their courage, the dramatic ones sobbed and gushed appropriately, and most importantly they read and listed to one another read! Bless you, and please create more of these…use challenging vocabulary, and keep doing what you have done, it is like magic!”
Laurel Park Middle School