Many teachers (myself included, of course!) use some type of classroom economy to motivate their students.
I won't waste your time explaining my whole system, but I do have rewards for those who reach certain ranks of our "Detective Agency".
When students "level up", they get to randomly pick from an assortment of prizes. My pocketbook is not fond of this system, so I brainstormed all of the privileges (and a few tangible "prizes") that my students love to have.
This ZIP file includes 26 .pdf documents with a different reward on each page. There are ten 2" x 4" tickets per sheet (some trimming required), for the following:
* Free assignment pass (once)
* Bathroom pass (once)
* Choose a Brain Break for the class (once)
* Use colored chalk on the blacktop at recess (once)
* 20 minutes of game time (once)
* Chew gum in class (one day)
* Do 1/2 of an assignment (once)
* Wear a hat in class (one day)
* Bring a healthy snack to class (once)
* Help a First Grader (once)
* Invite a Guest Reader (once)
* King/Queen for the day: ALL privileges!!
* Pick a new pen (one)
* Pick a new pencil (one)
* One-day late pass (once)
* Pick the game for PE (once)
* Pick a picture book for a read aloud (once)
* Bring a pillow & blanket to class for reading time (once)
* Share an assignment with a principal (once)
* Kick your shoes off in the classroom (one day)
* "Spy" on classmates (for positive behaviors) (one day)
* Bring a stuffed animal to class (one day)
* Switch seats (one day)
* Give a 3-minute lesson (student's choice of topic) (once)
* Teacher will tidy your desk (once)
* Use a wheelie chair (one day)
Of course, some of the rewards won't work for your class, so you just won't copy those! :-) You can print in color, or make copies (that's what I plan to do!).
If you have any questions, please ask! Also, if you have other suggestions, please let me know! I'll add them ASAP and email the updated files to anyone who has purchased this file.
Thanks for looking!