The students are also rewarded daily for doing their homework. During Reading class, each child will take their signed sticky note and write their name on the back. They will then drop the sticky note into the name draw box. I will draw up to 4 names daily for a small teasure box prize.
4 students will be awarded with honor cones each week. Throughout the weekdays these students are allowed to do independent work on the carpet areas with special clipboards. They are also the only students allowed to read, write, or work in our Reading Hut, or jungle chair.
Encouragement is BIG in my classroom! This award is based on just that. My room set up is made of neighborhoods, which is groups of 3 to 4 students. These groups make up their own neighborhood names and create posters to display. Each group encourage each other to pay the best attention to the lesson, get out materials the quickest, sit up the straightest, work the hardest, etc. Each time a neighborhood "catches my eye", they receive a sparkle. The neighborhood that receives 5 sparkles first wins the challenge. The students in the neighborhood gets to choose who they sit beside at lunch, and they also get computer time when they are finished with independent work.