I am starting something new in my class-in the middle of the year. My students were just not motivated to take the tests. So I decided to create posters of images that I could add each students name when they achieve that number of points.
10 pnts-an apple is added to a tree
25 pnts-a gum ball is placed in the gum ball machine
50 pnts-a balloon is added to a clown's hand
75 pnts-a golden coin is added to a treasure chest
100 pnts-Scooby receives a snack
It took some time tracing the images from the overhead projector, but it was worth it. While my students were working independently, I worked on the images. They were so interested in what I was making that they didn't want to go to recess-they wanted to help me. After I finally told them the "secret," I had students earn 10 points during the week that I made these so they would have an apple up. They hadn't earned 10 points from August until January and now they ask when they walk in the door if they can take an AR test