CLASSROOM ECONOMY

 

Classroom Economy

Classroom Economy

Our classroom’s behavior policy is based on a classroom economy. Students will be given jobs that they will be paid for in Mrs Mopecha’s dollars (class cash which is not used outside of the classroom). Each student will fill out a wish list for three jobs they would like to have. I will then assign jobs trying to give each student one of the jobs they have listed. This may not be possible at all times, but I will try my best to honor requests. They will have this job for the entire nine week period. After job assignments are assigned, students are paid for doing their job. Just like in real life, students may not get the first job that they apply for in class. Each job has a different salary, because each job has different duties. I have included a copy of job descriptions on the next two pages. Not only will students have classroom responsibilities, they will also be assessed fines and bonuses depending on classroom behaviors and actions. These fines and bonuses can be added to or deleted as the year progresses depending on what I see as beneficial to our classroom. Please see charts below for class fines and bonuses that are currently on the list. The students will also have to pay bills once a month. They will need to budget their money wisely in order to pay their bills. The bills include payment for their desks, seats, computer usage, library usage, and so on. We will start this on October 24th. Following that date, the students will pay their bill in the middle of each month. Students will be able to “purchase” items once every month. They may choose to “buy” anything from Free Homework Passes, Sit With a Friend, or the classroom store, etc. If a student chooses not to participate, they may keep their money to spend at the end of the year auction. If any parent would like to donate tour classroom store or to the end of the year auction, I would really appreciate it!

Class Cash Fines

Not putting away materials when asked to.

$5

Agenda is not signed by parent/guardian.

$10

Weekly report is not signed by parent/guardian

$10

Wasting time during the school day.

$15

Disrupting during instructional time

$20

Messy desk or Data Binder not organized and clean.

$20

Tipping back in your chair.

$20

Missing Data Binder.

$30

Agenda not filled out daily

$35

Dishonesty of any sort.

$40

 

**Class Cash Fines can be changed or added to at any time during the year.  Mrs. Mopecha will let you know of any changes or additions to the following list.  Mrs. Mopecha reserves the right to fine for behaviors or actions not on the list, but she does not have to add these fines to the list.

C lass Cash Bonuses

For each improvement attained on  Galileo

$5

Agenda and Weekly report is signed nightly for an entire week.

$10

100% on Spelling test.  Amount doubles after 3 in a row.

$10

90% on any test in any subject (excludes spelling, times tests, & quizzes).

$20

Receiving a compliment from another teacher.

$25

100% attendance for month (including no tardies).

$25

Achieving 25 points increase a month on DIBELS.

$50

Achieving more than 30 points increase a month on DIBELS.

$100

100% on any test in any subject (excludes spelling, timed tests, & quizzes).

$100

**Class Cash Bonuses can be changed or added to at any time during the year.  Mrs. Mopecha will let you know of any changes or additions to the

following list.  Mrs. Mopecha reserves the right to award bonuses for behaviors or achievements not on the list, but she does not have to add these bonuses to the list.