For years I have been trying to find ways to curb classroom spending. One of the areas I targeted was with classroom rewards. I will be ready to fully implement my new system next year. I already use raffle tickets during math time to have students practice reading large numbers. I plan to give away tickets for positive behavior choices and work completion every day. Every once in awhile I will hold a store day. This will be a time that kids can trade in tickets for coupons or a trip to my prize box. Yes, I will still have that, but it usually only has pencils, erasers, stickers, etc.
So, what will I be giving away that doesn’t cost me much at all? I began brainstorming a list of possible rewards that my students would be motivated to earn as well as rewards I did not feel would be a big distraction or burden. Here is the list I came up with:
- skip morning work pass
- use the teacher’s chair for one day
- eat lunch with the teacher and one friend
- free homework pass
- pick your classroom job first
- pick your own partner pass
- read a book or poem to the class
- read a book or poem to the principal
- move your desk next to a friend for the day
- write with a pen for the day
- sit on the floor with a pillow for the day
- one night homework pass for the entire class
- board game party for the whole class
- popcorn & movie for the whole class
- extra recess for the class
- wear a hat during class for the day
- chew gum in class for 30 min.
- lead a class game or activity
- teacher cleans & organizes your desk
- first choice seating on the floor
- cut the line and have your work checked first today
- free time for the entire class
Obviously it will take A LOT of tickets to buy a class reward or party. Also, I may only put in one or two popcorn & movie parties all year long. You can read more about how I use these coupons in my classroom here.
As a thank you to all of my followers, I am sharing these coupons with you. Stop by my TpT store to pick them up.