Here is the template for the reward system I use within my Special Education classroom. I chose to use money because it is just extra practice for my kiddos to work on their math, money, and real life application skills, all well helping them to stay on task during my small groups.
Here's how it works:Each one of my students gets an envelope to keep their money in, and at the end of each group, they may trade in their small “bucks” for larger “bucks.” Fridays are prize box days, and the kids can choose what they want to buy with their bucks. Just like in real life, I make the better prizes worth more money, and the simpler prizes worth less. I always let my students save for a long as they want. I try to put educational things in the box, such as pencils, erasers (simpler items) and books I picked up from the used book store (better items).
The product I made available for download is just black and white; I just printed these out on green paper, laminated them, and cut them out. The green paper was much easier (and cheaper!) to print on, rather than printing them with green ink. Since the kids turn them in when they make a purchase, I get to continue using them throughout the year without having to make new copies! I hope you can get as much use from these as I have. Hopefully I’ve made the development of your reward system just a little easier. Enjoy!