To motivate my kiddos the week after spring break I have been using STAAR student tickets. I took and adapted what Lindsay over at My Life as a Third Grade Teacher used in her classroom last year as a motivational push before the test. I created STAAR student tickets for kiddos to earn in 2 ways... by the grades they make on "test" review materials & participation in review sessions (which is EVERY day right now). The students put their names on the tickets and I put them in a bag to draw whenever I feel like it, which usually seems to be everyday to every other day. They can with passes which are a hot commodity at my school. They get to choose from lunch with a friend (they get to sit outside with a buddy for lunch), untucked shirt, hat day, no belt, or a 50 cent snack at lunch. Everything is free except for the snack pass, but I will totally put out 50 cents for motivation.
This contains the passes and chart that I put up in my room so students could see how to earn tickets. Hope they will be as useful in your classroom as they are in mine... if you get a chance, please leave feedback!