My students are always so scared of word problems until I started using this organizer. It forces them to reread the problem, sort out all of the important information and gives them room to solve it! It has been a lifesaver in my classroom!
Here is a menu of rewards I created to go along with my ticket behavior system. Students earn tickets throughout the day for showing respect and responsibility. Every Friday, they may shop from this menu of items or save for the following week!