So to add a little excitement in my room–I’ve devised an addition to my behavior management plan because we all know that the last month of school is one of the hardest parts of the school year! It’s a raffle system, which is used to reward students for completing their all their homework. (It could also be used to reward great behavior–if you chose)
I give students the raffle tickets and they fold them up and place them in our raffle jar (I call it a chance can!)
Since it’s the end of the year, I pull the raffle tickets a bit more frequently than if I were to do this during the year. (Next year, I want to use it on a monthly basis–one month’s worth of raffle tickets, pull the tickets at the end of the month, then discard all unused tickets and start over for the next month. Just a thought!)
The prize… homework passes! The kids love them and so do I!!
I'm in my tenth year teaching in a Title One Public School. I mainly teach the upper grades and I'm currently teaching 4th grade. I'm National Board Certified in early and middle childhood literacy.