Do your students start acting up around this time of year? The kids at my school definitely are! Maybe it's all those indoor recess days along with 3 months of school with no breaks. One day last week, my students came into the room bouncing off the walls so before we started morning work I told them that I would pick someone who clipped up that day to choose a prize before dismissal. Suddenly
all most of the kids were focused on doing everything they could to get clipped up. It worked so well that I decided to do that every day. They really needed a more immediate reward for good behavior. The kids are better behaved and I'm actually giving out less prizes because only 1 person a day gets a prize instead of most of the class getting 1 a week. Now I don't have to remember to give them a sticker or stamp every day and there is never a line at the prize box on Friday.