During math class, the students are given the opportunity to earn money. $5.00 for good behavior and $5.00 for being prepared for class. At the end of each month, I open Weber-Mart, where the students can spend their earned money on various items. Weber-Mart takes place in my classroom and usually occurs on a Friday.
For those students, who choose to misbehave, he or she is asked to write a check. I have taught them how to write a check as well as balance a checkbook. Students are asked to carry their checkbook with them on a daily basis.
Students cannot earn money if they are absent and/or forget their checkbook in their locker.
Please, discuss with your child the importance of balancing a checkbook and making good decisions in regards to behavior and being prepared for class.