What is it?
This is a new kind of incentive system. Each paper avatar (paper doll) starts off completely basic. Students pick 1 of 12 basic characters, cut it out, and assemble it with brads. The basis of this system is to kind of resemble a video game avatar. It will allow your students to be creative and encourage them to earn customizations. There are lots of different ways to dress these guys up. There are dresses, skirts, shirts, props, hats, and mini companions. It’s really up to you to decide how you want to distribute these items. I’ve included each image in .png format, so that it’s easier to print out the stuff that is popular for your classroom. Then you can print out a bunch, hole punch everything, and let students pick something for their next reward. They’ll love the options, and look forward to earning more stuff for their avatar, trust me. Now, some of the items I’ve included are meant to be used alongside your normal curriculum. Let’s say you’re doing a unit on Martin Luther King Jr, when it’s all done and finished, you might want to reward the class with a mini MLK Jr companion. Or if the class has just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you can hand out a mini companion for this too. Please check out the preview to see all the mini companions that are included with this pack. If you’re currently using a money reward system, you can also just add the items to your store and let the kids buy them up. These avatars can be hung up on the wall or stored in a folder. It’s a really fun and different way to do rewards, and the kids love it! Please be sure to check out the preview. It includes every item you’ll be getting with this pack.
What do I need to know?
This system does require you to print, cut, and hole punch a lot of stuff, but it is worth it. You'll need a printer, cardstock paper, scissors, tape, brads, and a hole punch. You'll also need something to open the png files with, like PS, Powerpoint, or Paint.
Notes from me:
Although I designed it for use as a reward system, you don't have to limit yourself to that. You might want to use it as a one time "All About Me" activity, or something else I just haven't thought of yet.