CHOICE Banking: A Behavior Management Program That Makes Cents!
Program Created by: KReative Touch © 2013
What is CHOICE Banking?
The acronym CHOICE stands for…
Choose How Often and how much I Can Earn and save!
Responsible + Honest+ Respectful+ Well-Behaved + Positive Attitude = SAVINGS!
CHOICE Banking is an educational program designed to encourage, motivate, and reward students for being responsible, honest, respectful, well-behaved, and for having a positive attitude while at the same time teaching them how to earn a salary, save money, exchange coin currency for equivalent values, as well as make deposits into and withdrawals from their classroom savings account. This behavior modification system will reward students for coming to school prepared to work by CHOICE in order to earn their full salary for the school year. Students will also be held accountable for the unacceptable decisions they make and learn to take responsibility for poor choices, attitude, effort, work ethic and behavior by making withdrawals from their classroom savings account, thus reducing their full potential earnings for the school year and miss out on additional reward incentives along the way.
This 172 page packet includes:
*3 DIFFERENT VERSIONS of the CHOICE Banking Program that can be used in your classroom (they range in difficulty from very basic to more challenging); Just pick the one that best suits your needs.
*A program description that can be sent home to the parents explaining the program.
*Classroom Banking Book to keep track of deposits and withdrawals (with extra pages that can be used in districts that vary in school year duration).
*Home-School Connection Banking Book to send home to be signed by parents to be used in order to keep parents informed.
*Checks or Withdrawal Notification Slips that can be used to keep parents informed instead of the Home-School Connection Booklet.
*Classy Coupons Booklet that includes 36 different coupon tickets that can be used in conjunction with this program as a way to encourage, motivate, and reward your hard working students.
Outside of this packet, you will need:
*Zipper pouch or pencil box to keep savings in.
I use this with second graders, but if could certainly work for many grade levels. I used the most challenging version of this and my students did very well with it and learned a lot about adding money to balance a checkbook. However, with a larger class size predicted for next year, I am considering using a less challenging/time consuming version next year.