In my classroom, my main rule is to take chances. And if someone takes a chance, that noone should be laughing, rather they should be supportive. And my kids totally get it! Amazing right?
To reward positive behaviour, I give out bees. Yep a little bee printed on a piece of cardboard which kids can 'keep' in their bee keeper.
Their bee keeper is just a small envelope which I get the kids to decorate and then write their name on. I then mount them all on a big piece of cardboard on the wall and the kids put their bees in there. I did have a picture floating around somewhere but cant locate it. I will take another one and post it soon.
We decided as a class at the start of the year that 10 bees would be a good number to collect before we could trade it for a prize - a lucky dip. In my world famous lucky dip box there is lots of little things like cool pencils, sharpeners, notepads, little toys and some lollies. The kids love it and I find its not an expensive reward system. I do do special things for them throughout the year for different reasons but this is a great week to week system that the kids enjoy.
What works in your classroom? I love the fill the bucket idea that I have seen a lot of teachers doing. How do you reward your kids?