So a few years ago I started using a classroom incentive system and it has worked wonders for my students! I revamped my system a little bit last year and thought I would share with you!
I decided that I wanted to teach students a little bit about the value of patience and saving, along with being rewarded for good behavior.
I got a three drawer cart organizer from Target and put scrapbook paper inside and the amount of incentive cards each drawer cost on the front.
The bottom drawer held small items like miniature chocolate bars, bubbles, erasers, balls, pencils. Basically items that were one dollar or under.
I eventually got smart and realized that I could buy a lot of the items for CHEAP for the boxes at Oriental Trading.
These are the items from Oriental Trading that I had to replace the most for my prize box.
Slime was a HUGE hit. This made me happy because I could get LOTS of containers of it for next to nothing. Stick on mustaches became a real trend (middle schoolers are weird). It surprised me how much the kids liked the finger boots and monkeys....but they did!
Mustache items are always a big hit as well as flying items. Stress balls became a big hit as well as the googly-eyes. I ran out of Pixy Stix CONSTANTLY!
Anything sports related or blow up became a huge hit along with light up items. My kids were WOWed by the giant Pixy Stix!