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Old 03-13-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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I've taught 3rd for 14 years, and am moving to 4th next year. I currently use a ticket system for good behavior. They can save tickets for prizes. (smelly/mechanical pencils, bead, show and tell coupon, prize box) How many of you 4th grade teachers do something like this?


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I let them choose other types of rewards. Examples:
-Write in pen all day
-Sit at my desk for a lesson
-Play a game during Silent Reading time with a friend
-Choose a stuffed animal to sit at your desk for the day

They are pretty motivated by these and I don't have to buy them stuff!
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Have you seen Class Dojo? I give positive points daily. On Friday, I punch each child's punch card with the number of points they earned that week. When they have 20 punches, they get a prize. Class Dojo is very easy to use and it's free!
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I use them sparingly...in September/October and again around this time of the year when we're in a winter slump. I am currently handing out tickets for a gift auction I'm calling March Madness. Most of the prizes are slightly used contributions from family but I've also included some books I've gotten free from Scholastic and gift certificates to tell a Friday joke over the school loudspeaker, one hour as an assistant in the kindergarten class (they are our year-long "buddies"), and assistant teacher for the day. Students also LOVE foreign coins, so I put 4-5 in a small baggie and they're always scooped up first.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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My kids like scented pencils, pencil sharpeners, candy of course is a huge hit, key chains, any type of snack, coupons for homework or gum, little McDonald's toys, sticky bouncey balls, etc.


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The fourth grade teacher I work with has a variety of prizes she rewards students that does not cost any money. The whole school has a scholar dollar system where teachers give students a scholar dollar for good behavior. The students can cash in their scholar dollars at the school store for prizes or they can give them to the teacher I work with to cash in for one of her prizes. Her prizes include:

-Typing papers on the computer in the room for a day
-Sitting in the teacher's desk for the day
-Writing in pen for the day
-Bringing in something for a quick show and tell
-Eating lunch with the teacher
-Homework passes
-Getting to read instead of doing the morning warmup
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I do a credit debit system. Things I put in my treasure box for 4th grade are sitting in the teacher chair coupon, flip flop chairs with a friend, chewing gum in class, eating lunch in the classroom, their are so so many free ideas. Kids can not wait for Friday from 3:00-3:30.
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Here's a link to a list of no-cost rewards
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I used quite a variety of rewards throughout the years, but I just hated having to buy so many treats and trinkets, some of which would just be left there. I finally wised up and started giving no-cost rewards.

Years ago I posted a list I compiled of no-cost rewards.
http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=381794

I have also seen other great lists that have been posted on PT.
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Thanks everyone. I was just wondering if it was to babyish to use a prize box in 4th grade, but I believe I got my answer.
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I also use Class Dojo and let them trade in points for prizes about every two weeks. Most of my prizes are at no cost to me (many the others have already mentioned), but they can pick from a prize box for 60 Dojos. The most popular item in the box has been those little pens that write in multiple colors. I also have toy airplanes, plastic water bottles, posters, rubber bracelets, etc. Here's a tip...through this month PWC will match many financial literacy projects posted through Donors Choose. Last year I created a Donors Choose proposal describing how the points system helps students understand the value of saving, and requested all the items for the prize box. It was awesome! If you want more specific details, PM me...

P.S. I still use prizes with both my 4th and 5th graders.


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Old 03-29-2015, 09:27 PM
 
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and I do "Store" they love store and the prize box. I don't do the prize box too often or store too often just because of time but they get a prize if they've completed all their work for the week and return their Monday letter with their parent signature. When they pass X tests; random times that I feel like it... etc. If they read A LOT of words for an AR test. I don't do it as much as I did for 3rd but still enough that they want it.

I try hard to limit both store & prize box prizes to NO MORE than $0.25 each, the more I buy the more I try to get it cheaper and cheaper. I find this age likes pencil sharpeners, pencils (mechanical from $ tree work great), erasers, then I bought some stuff from a store called RAFT in Sacramento that were key chains with animals that were really cheap that they loved...They don't buy the book marks or posters that Scholastic provides free though
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Another no cost
Old 05-04-2015, 09:18 PM
 
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Give 5 compliments or receive 5 compliments, they love that. I also do a seat switch for the day so they can sit by a friend.
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