Squirrely kidlets? Me too! I'm bringing back Wonka Week this year after a long hiatus.
Let's do it together!
Buy: a bag or two of small wrapped candy bars (not the vacuum sealed kind - the wrapped in foil-lined paper kind), and 5 candy bars or other "big" prizes.
Print: the Wonka Tickets from this freebie on yellow/gold paper.
Put: 5 Wonka tickets inside 5 special small candy bars. You will have to fold them up and possibly reseal the small candy bars.
Get: a beautiful bowl to house all of the little candy bars. Keep it visible but not reachable!
Cut: the rest of the Wonka Tickets out and put them in a secure baggie hidden from view.
During the week give out Wonka Tickets instead of your normal classroom incentive to awesomely behaved students. At the end of the day students who received a Wonka Ticket trade it in for a pick in the candy bar bowl. Students who get a Golden Wonka Ticket in their candy bar get one of the exciting giant prizes!
I am currently in my eleventh year of teaching. I've worked in two (very different!) schools in Utah and Colorado. I've spent one year teaching 5th grade and the other ten in 3rd. Hooray for third grade! I love it!