1st grade is a pivotal year. We have so much to cover in a small amount of time.
In my class we work really hard every day of the week. However, I do like to declare Friday a “Fun Friday”.
Basically if my kids work really hard Monday –Friday morning they can earn their way to Fun Friday that afternoon.
If they have finished all the work I have asked to be complete on time by Friday and their behavior has been good then I give them a “Fun Friday pass”.
They love coming in on Friday morning or even after specials on Friday to find a pass on their desk.
Once Fun Friday begins they bring me their pass (coupon) and can begin their “Fun Friday”.
Some options I have are: free draw-playdough-legos-puzzles-computer-Ipads-games etc. Hopefully you can find these useful as well to motivate your students!
I do print and laminate these so they can be used over and over.