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I sure agree that rewards need to be an important part of the whole discipline
picture. Heck , even us big folk enjoy rewards.
In an effort to keep my last letter short about the Honors program at our school
I neglected to mention the rewards- weekly drawings of names for some really neat
prizes for those on Honor level 1, quarterly ice cream parties for those on the
highest level ( best behavior), sports tickets, field trips.
On an individual level , I give the kids Art Dollars for positive behaviors.
Every time they earn a dollar they put their name on it and throw it in to the
class basket for the weekly drawing on Fridays. Winners get a special treat and
get to leave the class first. It cracks me up how quiet the kids are when the
name is drawn. You can hear the proverbial pin drop. I also let them sit where
they want, choose special music or chew gum for some rewards. There also is a
large treat container( mostly Jolly Ranchers or Star Burst for special cleaners.
They also enjoy art games.
Would love to hear more on this. I'm always looking for new ideas!
> After reading many versions of "Rules and Regulations", I haven't noticed
> Positive Reinforcements being included in the written text in the classroom.
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