This past year, we used a daily binder that went home everyday with the children. We created a one-page sheet that went into a plastic sleeve in the front of the binder. It had the daily homework listed, spelling words, newsletter calendar and a grid to color in behavior. If they come home on white (paper color) then it was a great day, then you had green, yellow, red...
It worked for me because I could easily say, "John, please put your binder on my desk." Then when I returned to the desk I would color in the binder and leave a note for the parent. Unfortunately I would forgot what I called the binder for (four hours later) and had to ask the child.... Not something I am proud of.
I have used the red light system with clips before, but rarely remembered to mark their binders in the afternoon at dismissal time. I have had everyone color their own binders at the end of the day with the red light system, but we had an integrity issue that year and I never did that again.
I have read several post about how to run a class store. I really want to reward those who do the right thing everyday. I am collecting pennies this summer and plan on paying for good behavior.
This is similar to what I plan on doing:
Develop a list of classroom rules and expectations. As children exhibit desired classroom behaviors, they will be rewarded with coins. I will set certain amounts for each most task. Likewise, if they do not display desired behaviors, they will be fined certain amounts and lose their coins. This summer I plan on collecting small items, but also plan on using freebies that they will be able to purchase.
I would love for you to stop by my TPT store!
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