Hi TPT Friends!
Here you will find a one-page document that has a gumball machine that I use as a class incentive. I print the gumball machine on our school’s poster printer.
Then, I hang it in the classroom low enough for all of the students to be able to reach. Near it, I have a small basket with colored dot stickers and a skinny sharpie marker.
Here’s how we fill it up:
Every student who reaches a set goal can write their name on a dot sticker and add it to the gumball machine. The machine slowly fills up as the weeks pass. Once the machine fills up, we have a class celebration.
Gumballs in my class are earned for:
An A on a test
Reading a published piece in the Author’s Chair
Bringing back a signed report card envelope or field trip paperwork on the first day
Some other reasons might be:
A random act of kindness
A thank you for __________.
Reading a book to the class
Doing extra jobs in the classoom
The giant gumball machine hangs in our classroom and serves as a reminder to the kiddos that they are all one team and when the they work together toward a goal, it pays off.