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5th. grade Departmentalized Behavior Incentive Question
Old 06-17-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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I will be teaching 5th. grade reading in a departmentalized setting. We have separate teachers for each subject.
My question is this: what behavior incentives can I offer to 5 different classes of about 32 students in each class?
I need ideas for good behavior incentives that would be easily implemented with all 5 classes that would be easy without giving our items in a treasure box, etc. I think this would be too hard to keep track of.
I thought maybe some free time earned on Fridays with reading games, etc. but the entire class would have to have earned the free time.
Any ideas, suggestions would be most appreciated.
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We do a points system
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Where we award points for random things - helping each other out, winning a review game, going above and beyond etc. The students are randomly assigned to a team and each quarter the team with the most points wins an ice cream party or some other treat. It's easy to track, awards are cheap and only quarterly, and the kids respond to it.
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Thanks for the suggestion...
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This is the kind of ideas that I had in mind. Easy and Cheap!
I appreciate any and all ideas and would love to continue to hear what others are doing in their classrooms.
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When I taught 6 classes of about 35 5th graders, I kept a spreadsheet with their names on a clipboard. The spreadsheet is where I signed for any misbehavior or whatever reason (too many missing assignments, etc...). At the end of the grading period (we have 6 6week periods), the students that hadn't gotten the spreadsheet signed earned a pickle party. I was able to easily buy big things of pickles at Sam's Club and the kids loved it.

I also did a popcorn & movie party for any kids that went the entire semester without getting any signatures.

It worked well for me and since I signed the behavior on the spreadsheet it was documentation for my repeat offenders.
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Love this idea too! Keep 'em coming...


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I pass out "Caught being good" slips to kids all day. You could have 5 different buckets to turn them into (just put name on back) or all of them in the same big bucket. You can draw one a week for a simple prize of your choice OR if you do them all together I'd draw 5. Easy but effective.
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Thank you notes
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I have 6 different classes with about 30 students in each class. I give out "Thank You" slips. The students write their names on the back of them. I give them for turning in homework and remaining on task when other students are not. Then I have a place each class can put the little slips in. I have a drawing evey two weeks. I give out passes and other "Junk" I pick up here and there. The passes can be as simple as 10 points extra credit to you and a friend eat with the teacher. The students love it.
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Love all the ideas... thanks!
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My school passes out tickets (the kind that you can buy at the grocery store). Students collect them throughout the year and can use them to purchase pencils, eraser tops, a second copy of a worksheet (if lost), etc.
Also twice a year we have an auction. Teachers donate items (usually things they want to get rid of from house - McDonald's toys etc.) and we auction them off. You would be surprised how excited they are to bid on these items.
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