THIS HAS EVERYTHING you need! INCLUDES: 30 classroom jobs with job responsibility guidelines, currency: 1's, 5's, 10's, 20's,50's,100's in 3 styles, numerous EDITABLE forms, and how-to pages!
This easy to operate classroom economy & management system is sure to create a community of learners that are highly motivated to be responsible. Isn’t that every teacher’s dream?!
My goal is for each student to be equally invested in the classroom community. Every student is involved in the running of the classroom through their classroom job. When all of your students are invested, there is a unique bond in the classroom. Not only do they want their classroom jobs to be completed well, BUT they TRULY care about each other’s learning! It is so rewarding to be in a classroom where students love, accept, and give encouragement to one another. This system promotes that kind of atmosphere!
With very simple, specific training, this system will run itself within a few weeks. You can begin the economy at the beginning of a school year, but it can be implemented at any time. The job responsibility cards explain the responsibilities involved with each job. You will need to read about each job carefully, and tell your students any additional expectations. Every student feels the joy of earning money for completing their job, and every student feels disappointed for losing money for a job not completed or for being irresponsible.
I call this system a management system, because it is GREAT for classroom management. I can give and take money for a reward and for discipline reasons. As teachers, we have all had those students who do not respond to writing their name on the board or “moving their name,” etc… I have never had a student who did not respond to this system!! Once you become more familiar with running your own economy, you will decide how you want to further use classroom money for positive and negative behaviors.
I keep money in my classroom cash register for paydays and shopping. I also keep money in my desk so that I can use it for quick rewards. Classroom money is a great incentive. You will need to find a good balance. (There are many days that I do not give or take money.)
For example, if I ask my students to take out their math notebook, the first one to follow my directions might earn a $1.00. On the other hand, if a student does not follow my directions to take out their math notebook in a timely manner, I can take $1.00 from the student.
It works great both ways!!
This system results in responsible students taking pride in a job well done and working together in a classroom community.
WOOHOO!!! You are going to have a great year
with this economy and management system!!!