Saturday, May 5, 2012

Marbles in a Jar

Marbles in the Jar: Keep a mason jar on your desk and a bag of colored marbles nearby. Add a marble to the jar when: everyone is doing an extraordinary job in class/transition/in the hallway, gets a compliment from another teacher, has everyone complete their homework/take-home project (on time), has classwide perfect attendance, etc. When the jar is full, the class celebrates with a small treat/extra privelege (i.e. arts and craft activity, popcorn party, 15 minutes of extra recess; it is best if the treat is chosen by the students in advance).