I've had to be flexible in the ransom department, so I let them choose
one of these:
a bill, as in dollar or higher
a piece of silver or gold jewelry
Whatever they choose, they must put a description of it on the sign-out
Yes. it's a pain, but a necessary one. My kids are very honest as a
group, but FORGETFUL. This helps them either remember or come back when
I used to have students turn in the tool but forget the ransom.
Now I'm the only one who can check them off the sign out-sheet just
before the bell.
Hey, you learn to adapt...
Debbie in South Texas
>The shoe idea is great! I would love to use it for x-acto knives and clay >tools which always mysteriously disappear and are dangerous!
snip >I'll have to think of something else >to take from my 3rd - 6th graders--any suggestions?