Okay so lately I am the offical creater of the things to be created, so here is what I worked on today.
Okay so these were not my idea, but I have toooooooo many pins to find were I saw it originally, (must organize boards) but I will give credit to that blogger whenever I figure out were I saw something like this before I remember this person had EXTRA RECESS as the prize, and she flipped one letter daily.
A-N-Y-ways. so those of you who read my blog know that I do the whole brain teaching model in my classroom. The first year we spelled out the word prize, when they beat the class mascot Petty the Piranha (oh Miss Thompson's Think Tank that was a good theme), and last year they spelled out cheer when they beat The Evil Dr. Wormwood.
Well I thought my middle schooler may not be as amused by a classroom mascot so I tweaked my system a little. Each class will earn points for themselves when they are on task, but if someone is not on task I give there point to the other classes. Each day the class that received the most points will earn a letter towards the prize. The class that earns the most letters gets the prize. Get it!! :) I am still working out the details in my mind, but I think that this paired with my individual PBS will work out quite nicely. So here are the pictures of the prize words I made.
Because my students are bussed in from some of the neighborhoods were their families don't have a lot of money, I wanted to make up prizes that were not too expensive for me to do, and provided some type of experience for them that they may not have had. I am still making more so please let me know if you think of a idea.
Thanks you guys and blog with you soon!