This classroom management tool comes with a matrix and differentiated letters that students can use to share their progress with their families.
This is great for the beginning of the year to set the tone right!
I let the students earn each step every 3 to 5 days. My students loved this.
I also wouldn't tell the students who had earned it until the end of that step. So for example each Friday I would let the students know who had earned that portion of the ice cream sundae!