Classroom Rewards & Freebie

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. 

As a thank you to all of my followers, I am sharing my coupons with you.  Stop by my TpT store to pick them up.  All I ask is that you give me a little feedback on what you think.  If you want me to make some extra coupons for you, just leave me a comment here or at my store.


Miss Foote said...

Thanks bunches! We have a binder of choices. My kiddos have a "punch card" that earns them choices from the binder. They really like "Show your socks" (no shoes for the day). "King/Queen" for the day (everyone has to wait for them to take the first bite at lunch and they get to wear a crown). They also like "friendly lunch" (they pick two friends and get to eat, with me, in the classroom). All of these choices are far more exciting than I could pay for:-)

Chickadee Jubilee

Lisa R. said...

Thanks for the coupons!! I look forward to using them!

Learning Is Something to Treasure

Sandy said...

These look WONDERFUL! Thank you so much! :)

Tania said...

Super cool. Thanks! :)
My Second Sense

Wendi Richert said...

This is EXACTLY what I need! Thank you so much!!!

Storie said...

Ooh, I like the show your socks/no shoes idea. I'll have to run that one by the principal.

Storie said...

I'm so glad you can use them!

Storie said...

No problem :)

Storie said...

You're welcome!

Storie said...

I'm so glad you can use them!

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