Why not try an auction as a classroom management tool? No more trying to figure out what they like and how much to sell it for. No more giving out coupons that just do not excite the students. Get the class excited about an auction. Let the class decide what something is worth. You know how it feels when you are bidding on eBay. Bring that excitement and passion to the classroom.
I started having an auction a few years ago when I noticed that I wasn’t pricing thing correctly in the school store or goody box. My value system and the students was very different. I thought that I was giving someone an awesome coupon when all I got was an “Oh, that’s OK.”
I use both hard goods, dollar store finds, etc. and class coupons. Some of my best selling coupons are things like dance with the teacher. Yes, we put on music and I dance with a student. The class loves it and I have to do it every month.
Peek at the preview to get more information on how I run my auction.
Here is a list of the coupons that are available. You won’t use them all, I never use lunch with the teacher. I have 2 little ones and need to work during lunch.
*Sit on the teacher’s chair
*Sit on a bucket for the day – 5 gal. utility pail
*Decorate a bucket – A bucket is about 34 -36 inches around. You can cut bulletin board paper (store inside bucket) about 12 by 36 inches, or I give them 1 or 2 pieces of 12x18 inch construction paper. The finished artwork is taped to the bucket.
*Write with a pen all day
*Write with a colored pencil all day
*Study with a friend the hall
*Sit with a friend from another class at lunch
*Sit on a yoga ball
*Extra computer time
*5 minutes free time
*10 minutes free time
*Mouse clicker – I have a cordless mouse and let the student click *through the slides
*No shoes at your desk
*1 free quiz question
*1 free test question
*Study with a buddy
*Tell the class a joke
*Give the spelling test
*Time to draw
*Pick your place in line
*Buy a class party – a party includes food
*Buy a class fun day – a fun day is something like wear your pajamas to school, crazy hair day, etc.
*Listen to music
*Reading log pass
*Morning work pass
*Dance with the teacher - 1 student and teacher
*Class dance - whole class dance
*Sing with the teacher
*Class sing along
*Lunch with the teacher
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