The discussion has been had over and over again. Should students be rewarded for doing what they are supposed to do already?
I am not here to start a debate on this one, but I will say that I have had students who respond extraordinarily well to rewards, or reinforcers as some would prefer to call them. I don't think that they are the end all and be all of classroom management, but they can be an easy way of adding some positivity.
With that being said, I refuse to continue buying items for a treasure box, or something of that sort. Instead I have a list in my classroom of one hundred things that my students can choose from, all of which cost my exactly $0. Now, I share that list with you:
Don't get me wrong, none of these are groundbreaking, but they are here in one spot. I have these items hung up in my classroom as well as cut up on individual cards and placed in a small gift bag. When students have earned a reward they can draw a card from the bag as a "Mystery Reward." They absolutely love it!
If you would like to pick up a copy of these rewards (plus a few extras) hop on over to my TpT store for printable student reward coupons! They are available in two different formats along with editable templates that allow you to make your own coupons. This allows you to have the perfect coupons for your class!
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