This stamp sheet can be used in any classroom, from k-12, because as it turns out - ALL students want stamps! I have successfully used this as a form of classroom management in a 12th grade English class, in a 7th grade Language Arts class, and currently in my 9th and 10th grade English classes.
How it works:
-At the beginning of the month, you pass out a new stamp sheet to each of your students.
-Give out stamps for participation, i.e. when a student is on task and you want to reward them while also motivating your other students to get on task, when students answer questions, etc...Basically any time you want to reward participation. This works like a charm because as soon as your students see you giving out one stamp to a student with exemplary behavior, they will get on task/participate as well.
-The stamps begin at the top, left square (on the "F" line). As the students get more stamps, they will see their grade progress from an "F" to a "D" to a "C" and so on. This acts as a motivator for students because they can visually see how their participation/behavior directly impacts their grade.
-The students have a full month to get as many stamps as they can get and you collect the sheet at the end of the month and input their participation grade for that month. The way I grade the stamp sheets is as long as they have at least on stamp on a row, they get that grade. For example: If a student has one stamp on the "A" row, they earned an "A" for their participation grade for that month.
Note: In order to get your students to "buy in," It is very important to go over how the stamp sheets work in your class, that is, how long they have to get to the A line, what types of behavior help them earn stamps, that not every thing they do will earn a stamp (this is super important to explain), that you need to give all your students chances to earn stamps, etc...