Homework Incentives Students

Dealing with homework can be the source of great stress for teachers; it’s a rare week that I don’t receive at least one email asking for advice.

So for the next two weeks I’m going to outline a homework plan–four strategies this week, four the next–aimed at making homework a simple yet effective process.

Let’s get started.

Homework Strategies 1-4

The key to homework success is to eliminate all the obstacles—and excuses—that get in the way of students getting it done.

Add leverage and some delicately placed peer pressure to the mix, and not getting homework back from every student will be a rare occurrence.

Here is how to do it.

1. Assign what students already know.

Most teachers struggle with homework because they misunderstand the narrow purpose of homework, which is to practice what has already been learned. Meaning, you should only assign homework your students fully understand and are able to do by themselves.

Therefore, the skills needed to complete the evening’s homework must be thoroughly taught during the school day. If your students can’t prove to you that they’re able to do the work without assistance, then you shouldn’t assign it.

It isn’t fair to your students—or their parents—to have to sit at the dinner table trying to figure out what you should have taught them during the day.

2. Don’t involve parents.

Homework is an agreement between you and your students. Parents shouldn’t be involved. If parents want to sit with their child while he or she does the homework, great. But it shouldn’t be an expectation or a requirement of them. Otherwise, you hand students a ready-made excuse for not doing it.

You should tell parents at back-to-school night, “I got it covered. If ever your child doesn’t understand the homework, it’s on me. Just send me a note and I’ll take care of it.”

Holding yourself accountable is not only a reminder that your lessons need to be spot on, but parents will love you for it and be more likely to make sure homework gets done every night. And for negligent parents? It’s best for their children in particular to make homework a teacher/student-only agreement.

3. Review and then ask one important question.

Set aside a few minutes before the end of the school day to review the assigned homework. Have your students pull out the work, allow them to ask final clarifying questions, and have them check to make sure they have the materials they need.

And then ask one important question: “Is there anyone, for any reason, who will not be able to turn in their homework in the morning? I want to know now rather than find out about it in the morning.”

There are two reasons for this question.

First, the more leverage you have with students, and the more they admire and respect you, the more they’ll hate disappointing you. This alone can be a powerful incentive for students to complete homework.

Second, it’s important to eliminate every excuse so that the only answer students can give for not doing it is that they just didn’t care. This sets up the confrontation strategy you’ll be using the next morning.

4. Confront students on the spot.

One of your key routines should be entering the classroom in the morning.

As part of this routine, ask your students to place their homework in the top left-hand (or right-hand) corner of their desk before beginning a daily independent assignment—reading, bellwork, whatever it may be.

During the next five to ten minutes, walk around the room and check homework–don’t collect it. Have a copy of the answers (if applicable) with you and glance at every assignment.

You don’t have to check every answer or read every portion of the assignment. Just enough to know that it was completed as expected. If it’s math, I like to pick out three or four problems that represent the main thrust of the lesson from the day before.

It should take just seconds to check most students.

Remember, homework is the practice of something they already know how to do. Therefore, you shouldn’t find more than a small percentage of wrong answers–if any. If you see more than this, then you know your lesson was less than effective, and you’ll have to reteach

If you find an assignment that is incomplete or not completed at all, confront that student on the spot.

Call them on it.

The day before, you presented a first-class lesson and gave your students every opportunity to buzz through their homework confidently that evening. You did your part, but they didn’t do theirs. It’s an affront to the excellence you strive for as a class, and you deserve an explanation.

It doesn’t matter what he or she says in response to your pointed questions, and there is no reason to humiliate or give the student the third degree. What is important is that you make your students accountable to you, to themselves, and to their classmates.

A gentle explanation of why they don’t have their homework is a strong motivator for even the most jaded students to get their homework completed.

The personal leverage you carry–that critical trusting rapport you have with your students–combined with the always lurking peer pressure is a powerful force. Not using it is like teaching with your hands tied behind your back.

Homework Strategies 5-8

Next week we’ll cover the final four homework strategies. They’re critical to getting homework back every day in a way that is painless for you and meaningful for your students.

I hope you’ll tune in.

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Incentives are a great way to engage your students and create excitement for your PBIS rewards program. However, coming up with incentive ideas may be a challenging task. So we’ve created this list of PBIS incentives to help educators and administrators support Tier 1 of their PBIS program.

Incentives are categorized by:

  • Grade: K – 12th
  • Price: our estimate of the school’s cost
  • Category: Tangible, Recognition, or Privilege
  • Value: one trophy represents items that can be earned with one or two weeks, two trophies represent items that may take up to a full grading period to earn, and three trophies for items that may take half of the year to earn

To view additional information and a long description of each PBIS Incentive, just click the next to the Reward title.

The Ultimate List of PBIS Incentives

“Family Night Bag”

Over the weekend, a student gets to borrow the “Family Night Bag,” which includes games, movies, popcorn, etc.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
“Specials” teacher’s assistant

Student assists a specials teacher (gym, art, music, etc.) for a period.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
$5 fast food gift card

Student gets a $5 gift card to a local fast food restaurant.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or moreCategory: TangibleValue:
2nd chance

Student gets another chance to redo an assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
5-minute stand up

Jr. Comedian gets five minutes to get the class laughing. Hand them a microphone and throw up a red velvet curtain backdrop on the Proboard.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Admission to a dance

Student receives free admission to a school dance.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a game of Student VS. Teacher

Students go up against teachers in this battle to win! Games might include dodge ball, tug-o-war, etc.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a holiday party

Student gets to attend a holiday party.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a school carnival

Student is allowed admission to the school carnival.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a sporting event

Student receives free admission to a sporting event.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to dodge ball tournament

Quarterly or every semester, students receives free admission to a dodge ball tournament.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to family night

Student may attend Family Night, where families come to play games and have fun with their children at the school.

Grades: K - 6thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to field day

Student is allowed to attend Field Day at the end of the year.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to field trip for positive behavior

Student can attend a field trip for their positive behavior.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to ping pong tournament

Quarterly or every semester, students receives free admission to a ping pong tournament.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to volunteering field trip

School arranges a volunteering trip after school or on the weekend and student gets admission to event.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Admission to water balloon fight

Towards the end of the year, student receives free admission to a massive water balloon fight outside.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Afternoon movie

Student brings in a G/PG-rated movie for the class to watch.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Artwork on display

Student’s artwork is displayed in a designated, high traffic area for a selected period of time.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Assignment reviewer

Student reviews assignments (homework, DMR, morning work, etc.) with the class.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Assist coach at a sport’s game

Student assists a coach at a sport’s game (getting water, towels, keeping score, etc.).

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Be a mentor

The student can provide mentor/tutor for another class/grade level. Like reading to younger children.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Be the messenger

The student gets to be the messenger for the teacher for the day/period.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Beanboozled Challenge

Oh yes! This creative idea is what you think. A Teacher vs. Student Beanboozled® Jelly Belly jelly bean challenge. Make this a public challenge for your classroom or challenge the pricinpal at an assembly.

Proceed with caution. Some of these flavors are out right disgusting!

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Rachel Brooks (Moline, IL)
Binder

3-ring binder.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Bingo

Using blank BINGO cards, have students fill them in and use math game pieces as bingo pieces.

Prizes can vary from candy bars to other donated items.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Courtney Pennington (Smith Middle School)
Book cover

Fabric or paper book cover to protect the book.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Book Talk / Book Club

Student gets to share a book or book talk with their peers by reading a book, giving a review of a book, posting information about a book on Flipgrid, or by hosting a book club with treats during the students’ independent reading time.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Keisha Davis, (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Bookmark

Average price when bought in bulk, 9¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Brain break choice

Student selects what brain break activity the class will do.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Brainteaser

Student gets a page full of fun brainteasers.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Breakfast treat

Student receives a small breakfast treat (breakfast burrito, donut, cinnamon roll, etc.)

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Bring a drink

Student may bring a drink to school.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Bring a stuffed animal/toy

Student may bring a stuffed animal/toy as long as it doesn’t prove to be a distraction. Set size limits!

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Bubble time

Student gets to play with bubbles at recess.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Building a ‘WOW’ border

Students can choose a WOW border tile to add to the PBIS school banner or bulletin board.

Quilt blocks, donated pillow cases, or other fancy fabrics are re-purposed into WOW tiles. A student may select and add their tile to the border of the PBIS school banner or board. The border can expand and grow, as needed, as students add to it.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Nancy Adams, Kansas City, MO
Calculator

8-digit display with large LCD display; solar-powered.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Candy bar

Average price when bought in bulk, 67¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Canvas Painting Party

Students can participate in a canvas painting party.

See pictures from Rise Academy’s canvas party on Twitter.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Rise Academy, Covington, GA
Celebrate like it’s your birthday

Student gets to be treated like it’s their birthday on a day of their choosing.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Gina Marie, New York City
Celebration Signature Wall

A chalkboard paint wall that students can sign when they are have a positive referral for PBIS or a celebration.

See a picture.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Mandy Ellis, Dunlap Grade School
Charades

Student picks a couple of friends and they play charades.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Children’s sunglasses assortment

Average price when bought in bulk, 53¢ per item.

Grades: K - 4thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Choose a story to be read

Student chooses what story will be read to the class.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Choose your seat

Student may choose their seat in the classroom. Short or long term change.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Class DJ

Student chooses what school-appropriate music the class will listen to throughout the day. Kidz Bop is a safe bet.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Class job switch-up

Student gets to switch around the class jobs and choose the job they want most.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Class mascot

Student gets to have the class mascot for the day.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Classroom Assistant (helper)

Student assists with smaller tasks (errand to the office, make copies, pass out papers, papers in mail boxes, etc.).

Grades: 1st - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Clay time

Student gets to create something out of clay.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Clean desk

Teacher cleans student’s desk.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Co-Teach, all day

Student introduces lessons, awards points, passes out papers, etc. all day long. Referred to as Mr./Ms. Lastname.

Grades: 2nd - 6thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Colored pencils

12 ct. Crayola pre-sharpened colored pencils.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Coloring book

Coloring book, several options.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Coloring page

Student gets to color a printed coloring page.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: TangibleValue:
Complete an assignment outside

Enjoying the beautiful weather? Allow the student to work on an assignment outside.

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Computer/iPad time

Student receives a designated amount of time to play on the computer/iPad.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Cookie

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Cooking lesson

Student learns how to cook a meal with a teacher and take it home to their family.

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Cotton Candy party

Students can earn a cotton candy party.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Shironda Brown, Waynesboro, GA
Craft

Teacher shows student how to make an inexpensive craft. Perfect gift around the holidays!

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Crayons

8 pc. or 24 pc. crayons.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Decorate a Ceiling Tile

Outline a drawing and paint your masterpiece on a ceiling tile that will be hung in the ceiling of our school and make our building bright and beautiful!

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Kelly Tarr, Elizabeth School District
Divider tabs

5-tab dividers for binders.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
DJ Dance Party

An end of year or grading period celebration. Students can celebrate by attending the DJ Dance Party. DJ could be an auctioned item, selected attendees, or staff. There are lots of ways to make the DJ a fun element of this celebration.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Domino chain reaction

Student and teacher (or friend) work together to make a ridiculous domino arrangement. When finished, topple it for class to see.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Donate $1 to charity

Student chooses what charity they want to donate a dollar to and gets a shout out on the PA.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Donate $5 to charity

Student chooses what charity they want to donate $5 to and get a shout out on the PA.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: RecognitionValue:
Donut

Donated coupon from local donut shop.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Dress as your favorite character

Students can dress as their favorite book or movie character for the day.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Mrs. Gillespie, Kings Local Schools
Drink

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Drop lowest test / quiz grade

Allow the student to remove their lowest grade for a grading period, semester, or year.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Duct tape principal to a wall

Student(s) signs up to help duct tape administration to a wall.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Duct tape teacher to a wall

Student(s) select which teacher they duct tape to a wall.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Early release to lunch

The student is released 5 minutes early to lunch and allowed to get lunch before the rest of the student body.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Dr. Kimberly Cabrera in Chino, CA
Erase a tardy

Student can remove a tardy from their attendance.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Eraser

Average price when bought in bulk, 35¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Escape Room

A school-wide PBIS celebration. Group student to match the number of rooms you have and have them work together to solve puzzles to find the next clue. Find all the clues in within the time limit to save the day.

Check on this post on Instagram.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Katie Ritchie, Oglesby Washington Jr. High (IL)
Essay discount

Student has 20% taken off of the essay length.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extended hallway passing time

Instead of the designated amount of time in the hall between classes, student gets a few minutes extra.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra credit opportunity

Student gets the opportunity to do an extra credit assignment in a specific subject.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra library visit

Student gets an extended library visit.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra recess

Student receives more time at recess.

Grades: K - 8thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra time for an assignment

Student receives extra time to complete a selected assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Facebook post dedicated to you

Student gets featured on the school’s Facebook/social media website.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Fancy Friday

The student will be allowed to come to school dressed in their fancy clothes (dresses, ties, best attire) and may have a “fancy” lunch in the classroom. May even include dinner music as they eat.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Aurora Cabrera, Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School, CT
Fidget Spinner Time

Student receives a designated amount of time to play with the fidget spinner

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Linda Brooks (Oxford, NC)
First in lunch line

Student gets to jump to the front of the lunch line.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
First-class dining in the cafeteria

Have a special table in the cafeteria where students can be waited upon as if they’re in a restaurant. One or two staff members take orders and serve them the meal.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Flashlight Friday

Students may bring in a flashlight from home or borrow from school. Lights are off in the classroom. Students use the flashlight for a period or throughout the day. We used them during reading, writing, math, and science. The teacher may also use a flashlight for lessons too!

Grades: K - 8thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Donna McLeod at Lowell Elementary School
Folder

Average price when bought in bulk, 32¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Free draw

Student receives a designated amount of time to free draw.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Free dress

For uniform schools, student may dress down for the day.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Free time

Student gets a select period of time to do what they choose.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Free tutoring in a subject

Student gets one-on-one tutoring in a subject they struggle with.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Freestyle Lunch

Students can sit wherever they want in the lunchroom, get a popsicle, and have dance music played during lunch. They can dance when done eating.

Grades: K - 8thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Fries

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game of bowling

Donated coupon from local bowling alley.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game of laser tag

Donated coupon from local laser tag facility.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game of putt-putt golf

Donated coupon from local miniature golf place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game time

Student picks a friend and play a game together

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Game with counselor/admin

Student plays a game with the school’s counselor/admin.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Gel pen

Average price when bought in bulk, 40¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Glue stick

Average price when bought in bulk, 45¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Gum chewer

Student gets to chew gum in class.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Gym Time – “extra”

Each Friday any student that has purchased 15 minutes of gym time can go to the gym with the PE teacher and have free activities for 15 minutes.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Andrew Jordan, West Carroll Primary School (IL)
Hat day

Student may wear a hat.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Help in another classroom

Student gets to help out in another classroom for a period.

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Highlighter

Average price when bought in bulk, 45¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Homemade treat

Teacher brings in a homemade treat for the class.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Homework assignment cut in half

Student only gets half the amount of homework, and may cash it in when they choose.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
House of cards

Student and teacher work together to make an incredible house of cards. For younger grades, use sticky tack or tape to help cards stand.

Grades: K - 8thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Hungry Hungry Hippos

A game of “reality” Hungry Hungry Hippos. Students are rolled into the ball area to fetch and retrieve balloons with a laundry basket. Game(s) could be played tournament style or as a single.

Watch a video.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Donny Sikora, Warren Woods Middle School (MI)
Ice cream

Donated coupon from local ice cream parlor/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
In-class homework time

Student gets a select period of time to work on their homework.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Jean day

For uniform schools, student may wear school-appropriate jeans.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Jumbo pencil

Average price when bought in bulk, 34¢ per item.

Grades: K - 3rdPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Jump Rope with the School Counselor

Three selected students can jump rope with the counselor during lunch or PE.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Feleshia Burden, North Glade Elementary
Just call me (teacher’s first name)!

Student gets to refer to the teacher by her first name. Hey Sally, what’s for lunch?

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Just Dance!

Student and friends get to play “Just Dance.” Youtube appropriate “Just Dance” songs to get the party started.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
K-9 Demonstration

Local Law enforcement will come to your school and do a demonstration with their K-9 partners. This is more for a monthly reward or a singular event, not necessarily a repeated event.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Melissa Maloy (Springfield, IL)
Karaoke time

Student picks a couple of friends and have a karaoke contest.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Key chain carabiner clip

Average price when bought in bulk, 22¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Kickball Game – Students vs. Teachers

PBIS inventive points are pulled to have a students vs. students OR students vs. staff kickball game.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Kid’s meal

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Lanyard assortment

Average price when bought in bulk, 58¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Late date

Student gets an extra day to turn in an assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Late-Grade-Away

Student gets whatever late-grade penalty taken off an assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Lego time

Student has time to build with Legos.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Librarian assistant

Assist the librarian for a selected period of time.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Limo Lunch

Students enjoy a limo ride and lunch.

Check it out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSkPrLaBP_D/

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Madison Elementary School (Marshfield, WI)
Line leader

Student becomes line leader for the day/week.

Grades: K - 2ndPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Locker mirror

Magnetic mirror, perfect for lockers.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Loose leaf paper

Wide-ruled or college-ruled loose leaf paper.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Lotion

Scented hand lotion.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Lunch and recess with teacher

Teacher spends lunch and recess hanging out with the student.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Lunch with an adult of your choice

Student can choose any adult in the school to eat lunch with.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Andrew Jordan, West Carroll Primary School (IL)
Lunch with school officer

School officer supplies lunch for student and eat together.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Lunch with the Principal

Student(s) get to enjoy a lunch with the Principal.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Luxury Lunch Table

Students can sit at the luxury lunch table during their lunch period.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Patrick Smith (Basswood Elementary)
Magazine

School gets subscriptions to several magazines, based on student interests, and sells issues.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Magic trick

Teacher shows student how to do a magic trick. If your rabbit pulling skills are rusty, Youtube some tricks!

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Mandalas to Color

This tangible reward may also be a recognition award by displaying the mandalas in the school with a bulletin board. Many themed mandala pictures can be download online. Mandalas are useful for stress reduction and creativity.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Lillian Farrell, Sparta Middle School (NJ)
Mannequin Challenge

Whole school participation event to hold a mannequin challenge. This is a great opportunity for video / social media content for a school.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory:

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