Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Incentive Program

After last year's very successful "RoadTrip USA" camp where we studied American composers and American music styles, I decided the next camp I would put together would be a trip around the world.  I thought it might be fun to visit France, Austria, and Japan (to name a few!).  Unlike previous years, I decided I wanted to try to tie in my incentive program with the camp.  I really liked the idea of culminating the year-long incentive with a super fun week of fun activities and additional learning.  As I was working through it in my head, along came Jennifer Fink and her great incentive program "Mission:Music!"  .

I wasn't about to re-invent the wheel when Jennifer had done such an amazing job of putting this together!  I did add my own twist to it so it worked for my kids and we've been "traveling" together since last month. Here are a couple of things I did:

First I picked up this adorable box shaped like a world traveler suitcase.  I stumbled on it at a Michael's Craft Store - 1/2 price!

Here's what it looks like inside...a great place to store all the supplies for the program.
I also added a "Practice Passport" where the kids can put in their practice times and have their parents sign off on it.

I wanted to make the studio a bit more festive so while I was thinking about what to do, I saw this post and decided to make these fun pennants!
I had also found some great die-cuts of countries at a scrapbook store so I picked them up thinking I would come up with some way to use them this year.  I decided to hang them up with the pennants and used tiny little clips to hold them on.

One of the other things I did was to make a poster that I have on an easel in the studio.  All of the kids can see it and can tell whose got their name up and keep track of where they've been on their trip around the world! 

I've already started working on ideas for the camp so it's been a pretty exciting month and a half.  The kids are really loving the challenges and watching how everyone else is doing as they work on it.


christy kuettel said...

I think you are simply amazing:) I love all your creativity! I am using this Mission Music incentive (we did Musikopoly last year- a HIT) and I was wondering if you have the practice passport pdf's anywhere? I think the addition to that rounds things of perfectly:) Also, do you have any tips for me with this incentive since you've done it once??


Sheryl said...

Hi Christy,
You're in luck! Just send me an email so I have your address and I'll send it to you!