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A "reward" thing that I did at my school last year (with 5th-12th graders)
involved sort of an "intangible."
I have a big poster, shaped and painted like a palette, then laminated, that
says "Ms. Kennedy's Students are ART-RAGEOUS!" (I made this years ago in an
Art Ed class as one of my projects in which I had to use cut letters.)
I have a digital camera that I use constantly--taking pictures of work in
progress, of the students, etc.--and one day when I'd photographed some of
the kids really working hard on a project, I printed out my pictures (just
black and white), cut them out, and stuck them up on the poster. This
started a trend...
So I started taking pics of kids (usually individually) when I caught them
working well, and put them up on the poster in sort of a collage. They
loved seeing whose picture was up there, and would ask when THEIR picture
would be up (even the seniors!).
It was just something simple and not anything that I "planned," but I'll do
again this year :-)
(And kind of cool--some of the pictures I took of students made it into
various school-related and community magazines and things!)
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