These highly motivating coupons make great classroom rewards that will cost you little to nothing! Here are some suggestions for how to use them:
If you have a clipchart behavior management system, allow students to choose a coupon anytime they make it to the top level.
I used to give out prizes from a prize box when students achieved different milestones (after they got their agenda signed by a parent 50 times, after they finished reading 25 books, etc.). Now I let them choose a coupon!
“Caught Being Good!” – If you catch a student being good, reward them with their choice of coupon!
Students can earn coupons for completing their classroom jobs each week/month.
Students who have behavior plans can work toward earning coupons.
If you have a classroom economy, have students save up the money they earn to purchase the coupons in a class store. Make the more popular coupons more expensive!
Pick and choose the coupons that work for you and your students. Almost all of them are special jobs or privileges. Only a few are extrinsic items that cost money. These are marked with a * on the coupon list. I’ve included a free choice coupon, for which you can designate specific activities, as well as a sheet of blank coupons and a blank poster page so you can create your own.
There are 8 coupons per page. You can print them out in color or grayscale. I’ve also included a full poster of each coupon and a binder cover page so you can make a “Coupon Catalogue.” Following the cover page is a numbered list to use as a table of contents for the catalogue. Coupons are in alphabetical order.
Here are the coupons included in this pack:
Brain Break Boss (Choose the brain breaks for the day)
Bubblicious! (Chew gum in the classroom for the day)
Furry Friend (Bring a stuffed animal to school for the day)
Class president (Class leader for the day and everyone calls you Mr. or Mrs. President)
Clean Desk (The teacher cleans your desk)
Cool Clipboard (Use a clipboard all day)
Desk Patrol (Check desks and make a list of all the messy ones!)
Desk Swap (Trade desks with a friend)
Doodle Time (Doodle with special pens)*
Flip Flop Fun (Wear flip flops in the classroom)
Front Row Seat (Sit in the front row all day)
Hats Off! (Wear a hat in the classroom)
Help Wanted (Pick your classroom job for the next week)
Homework Pass (Good for 1 night with no homework!)
Job swap (Trade jobs with someone for the day)
Laugh Out Loud (Get a chance to make the class giggle)
Line Jumper (Pick your place in line)
Lunch Date with a Friend (Choose a friend to eat lunch in the classroom with you)
Lunch Date with the Teacher (Eat lunch in the classroom)
Morning Meeting Leader (Choose the greeting and lead morning meeting)
My Tunes 1 (Bring a CD from home to play during indoor recess)
My Tunes 2 (Bring an iPod from home to listen to during the day)
New Eraser (Choose a new eraser)*
New Pencil (Choose a new pencil)*
Partner Picker (Pick your own partner)
Pen Pass (Use a pen all day)
Read to the Class (Bring in a book to read to the class)
Recess Buddies (Pick a friend to stay indoors for recess with you)
Recess Starter (Be the first person to pick out a game during indoor recess)
Recess Visitor (Invite a friend from another class on an indoor recess day)
Show & Tell (Bring in something from home to share with the class)
Slippers in School?! (Wear slippers in the classroom)
Special Seating (Choose anywhere in the classroom to work)
Super Supplies (Use the Super Supply Basket all day long)*
Spelling Test Substitute Teacher (Give the spelling test)
Stinky Feet (Take your shoes off in the classroom)
Substitute (Be the substitute when the teacher is busy)
Talent Show-Off (Show the class a special talent-act, sing, do a card trick, etc.)
Teacher Spy (Write down the names of people who talk during 0-voice level times)
Teacher’s Chair (Sit in the teacher’s chair/Sit at the teacher’s desk)
Tech Time (Can used on the computer or iPad)
Treat Box (Choose a treat from the treat box)*
V.I.P. Group (Be the first group called all day)